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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

Enabling strong authentication scenarios

Initially, a user signs in from any device using their existing account credentials. If a user is signing into an on-premises application, the Multi-Factor Server that is installed at the customer's site intercepts the authentication request.


Authentication requests can be differentiated based on the location and the device trust level, such as managed (isManaged) or compliant (isCompliant).

First, it checks the username and password against the user directory. If the correct credentials are entered, a request is sent to the MFA cloud service. The service sends the authentication request to the user's phone. Once the user has been authenticated, they are instantly signed into the application. There are a number of ways to configure the service to secure cloud apps. First, the on-premises multi-factor server can be used with Active Directory Federation Services, or any other SAML application for single sign-in to cloud applications.

For apps that use...