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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

Identifying business drivers and changes for a hybrid move

There are many reasons why a company needs or wants to move to a hybrid IAM strategy. The first relevant argument is that such a strategy builds the base infrastructure to support all other cloud solutions by providing authentication and authorization over company borders. Another very important side-effect is that you start to support new services and workloads. Furthermore, to be realistic, most companies drive their own On-Premise infrastructure, which needs to be integrated and added with additional functionality to support different cloud scenarios. Typical questions you will receive are:

  • Does the company need to support different cloud delivery models such as SaaS or PaaS?

  • Does the company need to support legacy applications or do they try to move them to the cloud?

  • Does the company need a central solution to manage On-Premise and cloud services at the same time?

  • Does the company need to integrate external identities to work with...