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Implementing Azure Cloud Design Patterns

By : Oliver Michalski, Stefano Demiliani
Book Image

Implementing Azure Cloud Design Patterns

By: Oliver Michalski, Stefano Demiliani

Overview of this book

A well designed cloud infrastructure covers factors such as consistency, maintenance, simplified administration and development, and reusability. Hence it is important to choose the right architectural pattern as it has a huge impact on the quality of cloud-hosted services. This book covers all Azure design patterns and functionalities to help you build your cloud infrastructure so it fits your system requirements. This book initially covers design patterns that are focused on factors such as availability and data management/monitoring. Then the focus shifts to complex design patterns such as multitasking, improving scalability, valet keys, and so on, with practical use cases. The book also supplies best practices to improve the security and performance of your cloud. By the end of this book, you will thoroughly be familiar with the different design and architectural patterns available with Windows Azure and capable of choosing the best pattern for your system.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
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Chapter 9. Identity and Security

In the previous chapter, we analyzed the Azure Cloud patterns to achieve resiliency on your architecture's implementation.

The final chapter of the book will be focused on another important aspect to consider while implementing a cloud-based architecture—identity and security.

The following are the topics, which we will cover in this chapter:

  • Security in the cloud
  • Azure network security
  • Single sign-on (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Azure MFA setup
  • Federation and the Federated Identity pattern
  • Gatekeeper pattern
  • Valet Key pattern