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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

Preview of Azure Information Protection

In this section, we want to provide you with a short intro about the new upcoming capabilities of Azure Information Protection. The solution is based on the integrated solution of Secure Islands, an acquisition from last year. Microsoft builds up a solution that follows the following protection process:

Source: Microsoft

With this approach, Microsoft closes an existing gap in their solution. Now they are able to provide a complete process and make it usable for cloud services and on premise infrastructures.

We will receive the following key features from this solution:

  • Automatic, user-driven, and recommended classifications

  • Classification overrides and justifications

  • Flexible policy and rules engine

  • Protection using encryption, authentication, and use rights

  • Document tracking and revocation

Now that we know the new key features, let's jump a bit in the new technology.

First of all, you can manage the new service over the new Azure Portal under https://portal...