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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

Creating and managing users and groups

In the next steps, we will connect to our Azure AD and create test users and groups.

  1. Start the Azure AD PowerShell console.

  2. Connect to Azure AD.

  3. Type $msolcred = get-credential and enter your fresh user ID.

  4. Type connect-msolservice -credential$msolcred.

  5. Start the script C:\Configuration\HRExports\HRImportToAAD.ps1.


    Remember the Execution Policy settings of your PowerShell. More information can be found at: Alternatively, you can also use connect-msolserviceto connect.

    After starting the script, go directly to with your [email protected] credentials. Select the user's section under your Azure Active Directory. You should find the users from the HireUsers.csv  file.

  6. Next, we will create three example groups to represent the company organization with the script C:\Configuration\HRExports\AddOrgGroups.ps1.

  7. Open and navigate to Admin |Active Users; you will see your...