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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

Comparing AD FS against Azure B2B/B2C

In this section, we will provide you with some helpful information to help you differentiate between AD FS and the Azure B2B and B2C functionality. We used to have many discussions before the two services, Azure B2B and B2C, became available in the preview state. This section is divided in two areas:

  • Comparing AD FS versus Azure B2B

  • Comparing AD FS versus Azure B2C

Comparing ADFS versus Azure B2B

We will start with the main differences between AD FS and the Azure B2B scenario. With Azure B2B comes the capability to invite users from partner organizations to access applications on your own AAD instance. With AD FS, you could provide the same functionality with claims provider trusts to any partner organization based on AD FS.

However, you will hit the following differences:

  • With AD FS you, are very flexible and you can run any customized scenario

  • However, the following requirements need to be fulfilled:

    • Partner requires Federation Service

    • Certificate handling

    • Administrative...