Integrating with IBM Cloud Identity

Jamf Connect provides support for IBM Cloud Identity. Integrating IBM Cloud Identity with Jamf Connect involves the following steps:

  1. Add Jamf Connect Login as a custom application in IBM Cloud

  2. Create users and assign roles

  3. Configure and deploy Jamf Connect Login

Step 1: Adding Jamf Connect Login as a Custom Application in IBM Cloud

You must integrate Jamf Connect with IBM Cloud by adding it as a custom application:

  1. Log in to IBM Cloud.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click the user icon, and then click Switch to admin.

  3. Click Applications.

  4. Click Add.

  5. Select Custom Application in the select Application Type window, and then click OK.

  6. Enter "Jamf Connect" in the text field at the top of the screen.

  7. Do the following on the General pane:

    1. Select Enabled.

    2. (Optional) Complete the Description field.

    3. Complete the Company Name field.

    4. Click Add Owner, and use the Select Users window to add users that you want to be application owners.

  8. Do the following on the Sign-on pane:
    Note: The Client ID field is filled automatically after completing the custom application process. This value will be used with the OIDCClientID key when configuring Jamf Connect Login preferences.

    1. Choose "Open ID Connect 1.0" from the Sign-on Method pop-up menu.

    2. Enter "https://127.0.0.1/jamfconnect" in the Application URL field.

    3. Select all Grant Type options.

    4. Select Public Secret (no client secret).

    5. Enter a valid URI, such as "https://127.0.0.1/jamfconnect", in the Redirect URIs field.

    6. Under Token Settings, choose "JWT" (JSON Web Token) from the Access Token Format pop-up menu.

    7. (Optional) If you plan to create both admin and standard accounts on computers, select Send all known user attributes in the ID token, and then add add an attribute mapping. Enter "Group" in the Attribute Name field, and choose "groupids" from the Attribute Source pop-up menu.

  9. Do the following on the API Access pane:

    1. Select Configure API Access.

    2. Switch the "Select All" toggle to On.

  10. On the Entitlements pane, select All users are entitled to this application.

  11. Click Save.

Step 2: Create Users and Assign Roles

Once Jamf Connect Login is added as a custom application in IBM Cloud Identity, you can create users and roles for Jamf Connect Login as needed.

For step-by-step instructions on how to create users and assign roles, see the following resources from IBM Cloud:

Step 3: Configuring and Deploying Jamf Connect

Jamf Connect is deployed with a package installer, similar to other apps installed on macOS.

For more information on configuring and deploying Jamf Connect, see the following sections of this guide:

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