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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

Creating the basic lab environment

At the beginning of the chapter we need to provide an example lab infrastructure to follow the steps we give you. You can use this lab configuration, or your own. If you use your own lab configuration, then it's up to you to make the necessary adjustments. For introduction purposes, we will use Azure IaaS to provide the lab environment, but you can also choose an on premise infrastructure based on your virtualization solution. In this chapter, we will use four virtual machines to demonstrate the installation and configuration steps.



We will generate the lab on the Azure platform to help you perform tests with a very cost -effective solution. You just need a client, an Internet connection, and the trial versions. Obviously this configuration is not recommended for a production environment.

The following diagram shows the expected lab architecture:

Virtual machines

The lab contains virtual machines installed on a virtual network with two subnets...