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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

Installing and configuring the multi-forest synchronization environment

In the first configuration step, we will configure Azure AD Connect to work with two Active Directory forests. We will synchronize the two forests with one Azure Active Directory. Afterwards, we will configure AAD Connect in a high-availability scenario, with a second instance as staging server. We close the synchronization section with the configuration of the AAD Connect Health components to monitor the solution.

Configuring AAD Connect to add the additional forest

In this first stage, we will configure AAD Connect to handle two Active Directory forests. To connect to the different forests, you need to configure the required name resolution before we can connect to the other forest. You can archive this through conditional forwarders or secondary DNS zones between the and the forests. Furthermore, you can do this configuration with two different states: one, with a cross forest Active Directory...