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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

Delegating administrative permissions

In this section, we will discuss and configure the delegation of administrative permissions, especially the question: are there global administrator permissions needed or can I delegate the tasks to other administrators?

By default, global administrators can obviously do all the administrative tasks for Azure RMS. But in fact, we don't want to use or assign global administrator rights to some individuals every time. With the command Add-AadrmRoleBasedAdministrator, you can assign this administrative role to a user account or a group.

Two roles are available:

  • Global administrator: This will run all administrative tasks on Azure RMS without granting global administrator rights to other cloud services.

  • Connector administrator: This will just run the RMS connector. First, we check the default configuration using the following steps:

  1. Open an elevated PowerShell and type the following command:

  2. Normally, if you didn't touch the...