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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

Using standard security reports

In this section, we will configure and simulate some typical events that get reported in the Azure AD Reports section.

Configuring - sign-ins after multiple failures

  1. Configure in sign ins after multiple failures to 10.

  2. Lock out a user account with a limit of 10 wrong login warnings.

  3. You should receive the following message:

  4. Next, we need to unblock the user account

Possible ways to unblock a blocked user account

The following are two methods to unblock a user:

  • Method 1: Wait 15 minutes

  • Method 2: Unlock your account with the password reset process

Possible ways to unblock a blocked user account for administrators

  • Method 1: Reset the user's password; as an Office 365 or Azure AD admin, perform a password reset for the user.

  • Method 2: Make sure that the user is allowed to sign in. Sign in to the Office 365 portal as an admin.

    • Locate the user and then open the settings for that user

    • Under Set sign-in status, click Allowed and then click Save

  • Method 3: Reset the user's...