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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook

By : Nate Chamberlain
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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook

By: Nate Chamberlain

Overview of this book

Organizations across the world have switched to Office 365 to boost workplace productivity. However, to maximize investment in Office 365, you need to know how to efficiently administer Office 365 solutions. Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook is packed with recipes to guide you through common and not-so-common administrative tasks throughout Office 365. Whether you’re administering a single app such as SharePoint or organization-wide Security & Compliance across Office 365, this cookbook offers a variety of recipes that you’ll want to have to hand. The book begins by covering essential setup and administration tasks. You’ll learn how to manage permissions for users and user groups along with automating routine admin tasks using PowerShell. You’ll then progress through to managing core Office 365 services such as Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Azure Active Directory (AD). This book also features recipes that’ll help you to manage newer services such as Microsoft Search, Power Platform, and Microsoft Teams. In the final chapters, you’ll delve into monitoring, reporting, and securing your Office 365 services. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned about managing individual Office 365 services along with monitoring, securing, and optimizing your entire Office 365 deployment efficiently.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Chapter 14: Appendix – Office 365 Subscriptions and Licenses

Using SSO to simplify organization-wide sign-in processes

If your organization uses applications and services beyond Microsoft 365, chances are you have multiple sign-in processes. However, you can utilize single sign-on (SSO) to simplify these multiple sign-in processes by using your O365 credentials to provide authentication vis-à-vis third-party applications.

SSO is a massive topic. In this recipe, we'll share the steps necessary to review the available options and ideas to help you choose the best method to suit your needs.

Getting ready

You must be a global administrator to implement an SSO method, and will need to be an administrator of any third-party apps to which you'll be configuring a connection.

How to do it…

  1. Use the flowchart at to help you choose an appropriate single-sign on method.
  2. Review integration...