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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

Designing ADFS 4.0 identity and attribute stores

In the previous chapters, we discussed different solution patterns with ADFS, including the relying party trusts and the claims rule language. On top of these features, we will focus on several capabilities that will soon be available with the new Windows Server 2016. Many of these scenarios were already available in Windows Server 2012 R2, so you only need to upgrade if you want to use these extended solutions. The section is separated into two main areas:

  • Using a custom attributes store to populate claims

  • Using a new identity store as claims provider

First, we will start with the custom attribute stores.

Using custom attributes store to populate claims

Basically, attribute stores are data sources that can be used to populate claims. For business reasons, you can provide additional information in claims that are not stored in Active Directory. With ADFS, you can use the following additional attribute stores, which are shown in the following figure...