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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

Implementing a solid Azure Active Directory

The first step we need to do is to get an Azure Active Directory tenant. There are many ways to reach this target. The following four examples build the main entry points:

  • Start with an Office 365 subscription,

  • Use an Azure subscription associated with a Microsoft Account:

  • A typical start from an MSDN subscription:

  • Use an Azure subscription associated with an organizational account:

  • Starting from scratch,

We will start with the last option. Let's go on and configure our personal Azure AD tenant.

Configuring the requirements

First of all, we need to configure the prerequisites to work through this guide. You need to have a Windows 10 Enterprise client machine in a workgroup configuration. We recommend using a freshly installed Windows 10 Enterprise virtual machine. We need a Windows 10 device to use the Azure AD Join mentioned later in the book. If you are not able to access the Volume Licensed or MSDN...