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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

Chapter 2.  Planning and Designing Cloud Identities

Having read through the first chapter, you will have realized that Microsoft Azure provides a whole bunch of functionality for Identity and Access Management. Now, after hearing the relevant business information, we will dive into the architecture of Azure Active Directory to understand the relevant concepts and design dependencies for cloud-only identities. Furthermore, we will see that small or innovative companies often follow the cloud-only strategy. This is perfectly normal, as most companies have an existing local IT infrastructure. Often you will find a domain controller and file/print services on-premises, but Azure Active Directory also provides users with important Identity Management as a Service and identity repository features for a more flexible and value added IT ecosystem. After reading this chapter, you will also be able to design and construct roles and administrative units for Role Based Access Control (RBAC) in your...