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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

Enabling identity synchronization in multi-forest environments

In this section, we will describe the required information for designing the synchronization in multi-forest environments with the Azure AD Connect tool. This section is divided into the following topics:

  • UPN suffix decisions (recap)

  • Supporting the separate technologies scenario

  • Handling a full mesh scenario with optional GAL synchronization

  • Providing synchronization for an account and resource forest scenario

  • Understanding AAD Connect Rule Precedence logic

First we will start with a short recap of UPN suffixes and how Azure AD Connect handles different UPN states and configurations.

UPN suffix decisions (recap)

As we have already mentioned, and you already know, the UserPrincipalName (UPN) is one of the most relevant user attributes in the connection from a local Active Directory to the Azure Active Directory (AAD). AAD Connect follows the rules shown in the following figure:

As you can see in the previous figure, AAD Connect uses...