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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

Getting in touch with information protection

In the following section, we will dive into advanced Access Control for information on protection solutions.

Overview and needs

There was an interesting presentation from Dan Plastina, a product manager at Microsoft, which asked a very important question: 'Why do you seek to protect information?' The following answers were given in an actual survey:

  • 96% - Reduce leakage of data shared with others (B2B collaboration)

  • 94% - Partitioning of sensitive data from unauthorized users

  • 89% - Preventing malicious employees from leaking secrets

  • 87% - Meeting compliance requirements

Exactly because of these needs, we need to think about an information protection strategy in our solution design in order to provide the following:

  • Persistent protection level independent from your storage solution

  • Permit all companies to authenticate and to enforce authorization policies

  • Provide tracking and compliance with powerful logging for reporting, including end user use/abuse tracking...