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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

Implementation scenario overview

After completing the following configuration tasks, you will see the rich functionality of Microsoft Azure in the field of IAM for cloud identities. You will be able to demonstrate the different capabilities in your own Microsoft Azure environment. This guidance will focus on the most important feature sets to give you an idea of how to improve your design considerations. We will use the default directory, which we call, from now on. Domain stands for your desired name. Be aware that this name will be visible in various applications, such as SharePoint online and Skype for business, to the end user. We recommend using the company name without the company form, for example inovit GmbH will be The configuration will be the base for additional, different scenarios in this book. For this reason, we will use an Azure, Enterprise Mobility Suite, and an Office 365 subscription so as to use all the available features...