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Mastering Identity and Access Management with Microsoft Azure

By : Jochen Nickel
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Mastering Identity and Access Management with Microsoft Azure

By: Jochen Nickel

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure and its Identity and Access Management is at the heart of Microsoft’s Software as a Service, including Office 365, Dynamics CRM, and Enterprise Mobility Management. It is an essential tool to master in order to effectively work with the Microsoft Cloud. Through practical, project based learning this book will impart that mastery. Beginning with the basics of features and licenses, this book quickly moves on to the user and group lifecycle required to design roles and administrative units for role-based access control (RBAC). Learn to design Azure AD to be an identity provider and provide flexible and secure access to SaaS applications. Get to grips with how to configure and manage users, groups, roles, and administrative units to provide a user- and group-based application and self-service access including the audit functionality. Next find out how to take advantage of managing common identities with the Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 and build cloud identities with the Azure AD Connect utility. Construct blueprints with different authentication scenarios including multi-factor authentication. Discover how to configure and manage the identity synchronization and federation environment along with multi -factor authentication, conditional access, and information protection scenarios to apply the required security functionality. Finally, get recommendations for planning and implementing a future-oriented and sustainable identity and access management strategy.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Mastering Identity and Access Management with Microsoft Azure
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Choosing the Right Technology, Methods, and Future Trends

Principles of security and legal requirements

The classification of data, such as business information or personal data, is not only necessary for an on-premises infrastructure. It is the basis for the assurance of business-related information and is represented by compliance with official regulations. These requirements are of greater significance when using cloud services or solutions outside your own company and regulation borders. They are clearly needed for a controlled shift of data in an area in which responsibilities on contracts must be regulated. Safety limits do not stop at the private cloud, and are responsible for the technical and organizational implementation and control of security settings.

The subsequent objectives are as follows:

  • Construction, extension, or adaptation of the data classification to the Cloud Integration

  • Data classification as a basis for encryption or isolated security silos

  • Data classification as a basis for authentication and authorization

Microsoft itself has strict controls that restrict access to Azure to Microsoft employees. Microsoft also enables customers to control access to their Azure environments, data, and applications, as well as allowing them to penetrate and audit services with special auditors and regulations on request.


A statement from Microsoft: Customers will only use cloud providers in which they have great trust. They must trust that the privacy of their information will be protected, and that their data will be used in a way that is consistent with their expectations. We build privacy protections into Azure through Privacy by Design.

You can get all the necessary information about security, compliance, and privacy by visiting the following link