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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

Identifying special Active Directory and ADFS considerations

In this section, we will provide three special scenarios we always encounter in our daily business. We have had the chance to help many service providers to build up their modern, on-premise service provider model. In this time, we have always had the same questions about integrating Azure Identity and Access Management services into their portfolio. We will try to give you a short overview about this topic as well. The section is divided into three main points chosen from the most frequently asked questions. Hopefully, we will also cover at least one of yours!

The most common questions cover the following:

  • Single Forest scenario with multiple Azure AD tenants

  • Extending your resource access to external partners (on-premise)

  • Modern Service Provider architectures and Azure IdAM integrations

Single Forest scenario with multiple Azure AD tenants

In recent months, we have had several discussions about using a single forest environment with...