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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

Configuring self-service group management

With the next use case we provide the capability for self-service application access management to applications. We will use the example to enable the user to request a controlled set of social media applications in the Access Panel UI:

  1. Log on to your Azure AD Management with Global Administrator.

  2. Choose the C ONFIGURE section and scroll down to Users who can use self-service for security groups = Enabled.

  3. Go to and create a new security group called social Media Applications that is open to join.

  4. Log on to the Azure Management Portal (AAD) as global administrator.

  5. Under APPLICATIONS add some applications such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and assign the group Social Media Applications.

  6. Now log on to another test user and join the Social Media Applications group.

  7. After joining the group, refresh the browser and you should see the assigned applications.