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What is a constrained endpoint and why would I need one?

Powershell constrained endpoints are a means of interacting with powershell in a manner consistent with the principal of least privilege. In Powershell terms, this is referred to as Just-Enough-Administration, or JEA.

JEA is very well documented, so this won't simply be repeating everything those references detail. Instead, we'll go through a simple, real-world use-case of when and why you might need to deploy one.

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Prerequisites

For this writeup, I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. Software packages are geared toward using that version.

First, we'll need to install our dependencies

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This post will detail how to utilize Powershell in conjunction with various administrative tasks of the Quest KACE SMA. (Or, if you've been around long enough, the artist formerly known as the KACE K1000).

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