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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

Advanced information for often-used additional features

To protect your organization from compromised accounts, identity attacks, and configuration issues we need to think about a combination of features in the on-premise and cloud environment in your hybrid identity and access management solution.

The following figure shows you the relevant products and features for a suitable Microsoft solution:

Privileged identity management and protection

In the following section we will discuss the four components to the solution shown in the previous figure. We will start from your local infrastructure and end with the relevant Azure Cloud services.

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA)

ATA is designed as an on premises platform that helps you to protect your environment against advanced attacks. The component is focused on automatically analysing, learning, and identifying normal and abnormal entity (user, devices, and resources) behavior. Combining this with privileged access management will provide...