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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

Enabling and configuring information protection

In this section we will enable and configure Azure Rights Management Services (Azure RMS) to provide extended access control mechanisms for information protection. This chapter builds on the introductory configuration of Azure RMS and will be extended in complex hybrid scenarios in the following chapters. Let's start the implementation!

Enabling and configuring Azure RMS

The next steps will provide you with guidance on how to enable Azure RMS on your tenant:

  1. Open your preferred browser and log on to with your global administrator rights.

  2. Select Active Directory and click RIGHTS MANAGEMENT.

  3. Activate Azure RMS.

  4. You should receive the new Rights Managements service status as Active.

Next, we will install the Azure Rights Management Administration Tool on the Identity Bridge Server IDB01 from the following link:

  1. Log on to the ADFS Server IDB01 with the following credentials:

    • Username: Domain\AdminAccount...