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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

Managing authentication reporting capabilities

You can use access and usage reports to gain visibility into the integrity and security of your organization's Azure Active Directory tenant. With this information, you can identify security risks and be able to adequately plan for mitigating those risks.

In the Azure Management Portal, reports are categorized in the following ways:

  • Anomaly Reports: Contains sign-in events that were found to be anomalous

  • Integrated Application Report: Provides insight into how cloud applications are being used in your organization

  • Error Reports: Indicates errors that may occur when provisioning accounts to external applications

  • User-specific Reports: Displays device/sign in activity data for a specific user


    Some advanced anomaly and resource usage reports are only available when you enable Azure Active Directory Premium and Basic. Advanced reports help you improve access security, respond to potential threats, and gain access to analysis on device access and...