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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

Preparing your admin workstation to manage Azure RMS

To manage our Azure RMS information protection solution, we need to prepare the administrative Windows 10 workstation with the necessary tools. You need to download and install the following setup files:

  • Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant (

  • Azure Rights Management Administration Tool (

After installing the administrative toolset, we test the correct installation and the connectivity to the activated Azure RMS service from the previous chapter:

  1. Open an evaluated PowerShell and type the following command: Connect-AadrmService and provide your global administrator credentials.

  2. Check the current state of the service with Get-Aadrm.

  3. The expected result should be enabled.

In the next section, we will start with the configuration of the on boarding mechanisms you can use with Azure RMS.