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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 needs for a hybrid approach

First, we will start to discuss important and relevant business needs of the hybrid identity and access management approach. We will divide this section into three parts:

  • Typical business needs - common use case and challenges

  • Enterprise Mobility context - supporting Enterprise Mobility with hybrid identity and access management

  • Enterprise cloud suite context - supporting Office 365 and Windows 10 clients on top of Enterprise Mobility

Typical business needs

As already touched upon in previous chapter's, companies usually have Active Directory as their local identity provider to authenticate users with a single sign-on scenario to access their applications. Larger companies have also made investments in On-Premise identity and access management tools to provide the capabilities for user provisioning, automation, and data integrity. In terms of Microsoft technologies, MIM 2016 or earlier versions of the product could be in place. But it doesn...