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The JumpCloud PowerShell Module

PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language.

Initially a Windows component only, known as Windows PowerShell, PowerShell was made open-source and cross-platform on August 18th 2016 with the introduction of PowerShell Core.

To use the PowerShell users call PowerShell commands. A PowerShell command executes a specific action. Administrators can run PowerShell commands and group commands together in PowerShell scripts to automate administrative tasks for commonly implemented processes.

A PowerShell module is a set of related PowerShell commands that are grouped together. PowerShell modules are hosted by Microsoft and available for installation from the PowerShell Gallery

The JumpCloud PowerShell Module is a set of PowerShell commands that allow JumpCloud administrators to interact with their JumpCloud directory.

The JumpCloud PowerShell module is at its core a wrapper for the JumpCloud API and communicates with the JumpCloud API using the Invoke-RestMethod PowerShell command over HTTPS.

Common administrative tasks that can be automated or scripted using the JumpCloud PowerShell module include

  • Importing JumpCloud users from a .csv file
  • Exporting JumpCloud user and system information to a .csv file
  • Creating and removing JumpCloud users
  • Resetting JumpCloud users password
  • Unlocking or locking a JumpCloud user account
  • Disabling and enabling JumpCloud user accounts
  • Adding or removing members from JumpCloud Groups
  • Triggering JumpCloud Commands
  • Reading the output of JumpCloud Commands
  • Bulk actions

PowerShell Misconceptions

PowerShell only works on Windows

PowerShell comes preinstalled on Windows but can easily be installed on both Mac and Linux.

Find a full list of support platforms with download instructions here

You have to have programming experience to use PowerShell

This could not be farther from the truth. PowerShell uses a verb-noun naming convention for executing PowerShell commands. This verb-noun syntax makes PowerShell both easy to learn and understand.

Commands within in the JumpCloud module can perform actions like creating a new JumpCloud user (New-JCUser) or getting information on a JumpCloud managed system (Get-JCSystem).

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Last Updated: Feb 06, 2019 11:20AM MST

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