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Mastering Identity and Access Management with Microsoft Azure

By : Jochen Nickel
Book Image

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

Chapter 10. Implementing Access Control Mechanisms

Now that we have already installed and configured our first hybrid identity and federation environment, it's time to take the next steps to get deeper into access control mechanisms. Let's configure the Azure MFA server to protect on-premise applications for the realization of typical conditional access scenarios. Furthermore, a suitable access control solution needs a modern information protection mechanism, such as Microsoft Rights Management services. We will configure this important component in the following chapter in order to fulfill security requirements in business-relevant use cases. After looking at the currently available technologies, we will configure the latest Windows Server 2016 features so as to learn more about the new and advanced security features of Active Directory Federation Services 4.0 and Web Application Proxy. In this chapter we will cover the following topics:

  • Extending the basic lab environment

  • Configuring conditional...