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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

Using Azure AD as an identity provider

In the new cloud era, the externalization and consumerization of IT is playing a main role. Users need to access all their data and resources from many different places and devices without thinking about where the application is actually installed. SaaS applications are very useful for meeting this demand. Here enters another issue, however, because purchasing and using SaaS applications is easier than ever and various departments are bypassing their IT departments. Shadow IT is born - application usage without central management. This trend called Shadow IT will be seen more often as more companies try to adopt cloud-based SaaS apps.

Typical questions we hear in our projects are as follows:

  • How can I arrange collaboration without managing foreign users? (management)

  • How do I monitor the usage of these applications? (management)

  • How do I enforce the correct set of permissions to these applications? (access control)

  • How do I ensure that only legitimate users...