A new decentralized password manager from JumpCloud combines the advantages of both local and cloud storage to give businesses an extra layer of protection. JumpCloud’s Password Manager is one of the best password managers if you’re seeking a simple way to manage your internet logins. In this blog, we’ll learn in brief about JumpCloud’s Password Manager.
Users may safely store and utilize their passwords with the help of JumpCloud Password Manager without having to remember them. The decentralized architecture used by JumpCloud Password Manager is a cross between an offline password manager and a cloud-based password manager.
By storing credentials locally on user devices and syncing vaults between devices via end-to-end encrypted JumpCloud servers, this method reduces security risk. User experience and organization security are both significantly improved by this. It offers a safe, streamlined, and nearly password-free authentication experience for non-SSO services, making it the perfect solution for resources that do not support SSO.
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The following types of secrets can be kept in JumpCloud Password Manager:
It can substantially speed up the authentication process by using these secrets to automatically fill in a user’s username, password, and 2FA token when they log into an application. Users may easily establish passwords that adhere to the best standards because they can also generate and store fresh, safe passwords. It can also recognize when a user enters a new password and offer to save it for later.
Simply said, JumpCloud Password Manager makes it easy for users to create stronger passwords for all of their online accounts.
Organizations’ resource stacks diversify as they migrate to the cloud, resulting in more accounts—and passwords—per user. This frequently results in an incomplete or piecemeal approach to access management where, for instance, an SSO solution may be effective for some applications but not for others that don’t support SAML or OIDC. These programs are excluded from SSO and do not gain access to any of the security features provided by SSO authentication protocols.
Furthermore, people find it more difficult to remember passwords when their number and complexity requirements rise. Furthermore, even if the length and complexity criteria follow recommended practices, using too many lengthy, complicated passwords forces users to employ insecure ways of password storage. For instance, over two-thirds of Americans claim that if they don’t write down their password, they will forget it.
Password managers boost IT’s control and visibility over user passwords while relieving users of the effort of memorizing passwords. Password managers offer a large and immediate security enhancement because passwords are such common attack routes and targets.
Users will need to reset their passwords more frequently the more credentials they have. Additionally, more than 50% of Americans claim that they must change their passwords at least five times per month.
That much time has passed. When a user opens a ticket, they must wait for it to be resolved before they can resume their job. Password reset requests cause IT to spend less time on their helpdesk and more time on less important activities.
Additionally, as users get acclimated to procedures like SSO and passwordless authentication, they find it more and more unpleasant to enter a password and complete MFA TOTP.
One of the best security strategies an SME can implement is password management. It cuts down on the time lost during password changes, allowing IT and end users to concentrate on tasks that have a greater overall impact.
Thankfully, JumpCloud’s Password Manager is simple to use and can be used independently or in conjunction with the JumpCloud open directory platform. When the Password Manager connects with JumpCloud’s open directory platform, organizations may accept password-based access requirements throughout the full spectrum of authentication processes, including federation, SSO, and MFA.