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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

Choosing the correct features

In this section, we will provide you with an overview of the most important features to provide a suitable hybrid identity and access management platform. We will divide this section into the following feature parts:

  • MIM - On-Premise Identity Management

  • Azure AD Connect - First part of the identity bridge

  • Azure Active Directory Connect Health (part of Azure AD Connect binaries)

  • Active Directory Federation Services - second part of the identity bridge

  • Azure MFA Server

  • Azure Rights Management Connector

  • Bring Your Own Key (BYOK)

MIM 2016

MIM 2016 is the On-Premise IAM product. So if you want to integrate a native solution with the following capabilities it will be a good choice to take:

The following are new features is in MIM 2016:

  • Licensed with Azure AD Premium - remember Azure AD premium is part of EMS and ECS

  • Windows 10 support

  • Privileged Access Management (PAM) - also management of Windows Server 2016 in the near future

  • More self-service capabilities such as user unlock...