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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
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Choosing the Right Technology, Methods, and Future Trends

Choosing the best directory synchronization scenario for cloud identities

To integrate or extend the local Active Directory to the cloud, we need a rich set of capabilities to address all the different requirements of our customers. In the following figure, we see the three most common synchronization and two extension scenarios we can use.

  • Synchronization scenarios:

    • Directory and password synchronization

    • Federation and directory synchronization

    • Federation, directory, and password synchronization

  • Extension scenarios:

    • Stretching your local Active Directory to Azure IaaS

    • Using Azure Active Directory Domain Services to bring legacy authentication LOBs to the cloud

Synchronization scenarios

With the creation of a new Azure Active Directory tenant, directory information is managed independently from the On-Premises Active Directory forest by default. A new on-board user must be created in both the Azure Active Directory and the local Active Directory. Unless you drive a cloud-only company, you always...