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Microsoft Azure Active Directory is a directory service in which users and their organizational affiliations can be stored. Users can log in using this service. They will then receive a security token that they can pass to applications verify their user identity. Azure also allows synchronization of content with a locally operated Windows Server Active Directory. The Microsoft Azure Active Directory is primarily designed for use with cloud-based applications (such as Office 365). In scenarios requiring a full Active Directory (e.g., if a customer's data center is to be expanded to the cloud using Virtual Machines and Virtual Network), a virtual machine with a conventional Windows Server Active Directory should be used.

The Microsoft Azure Active Directory Graph provides a RESTful API for access to the Microsoft Azure Active Directory. This makes it possible to read a user's organizational affiliations and linkages with other users, the Social Graph.

Getting Started

  1. 9/27/2016, Webpage
    Azure Active Directory is a platform you can use to manage identity in your applications. This learning path will help you get started developing applications that use AAD to...
  2. 5/30/2017, Mva
    This course focuses on important concepts such as what makes Azure AD different from on-premises AD, differences in managing users and groups and the implementing custom...
  3. 4/8/2015, Mva
    Constantly resetting customer passwords? Want to extend your on-premises Active Directory? Join us to explore Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) as we kick off our Enterprise...
  4. 2/10/2017, Video, 1:06:06
    In this session, Simon will introduce the Microsoft Authentication and Authorization system. He'll cover the protocols (oAuth2, OpenID Connect), Libraries (MSAL, ADAL) and...



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Azure Documentation

1. Azure Active Directory Documentation
2. Overview
     2.1. What is Azure Active Directory?
     2.2. About Azure identity management
     2.3. Understand Azure identity solutions
     2.4. Choose a hybrid identity solution
     2.5. Associate Azure subscriptions
     2.6. Residency and data considerations
     2.7. FAQs
     2.8. What's New
3. Get started
     3.1. Get started with Azure AD
     3.2. Sign up for Azure AD Premium
     3.3. Add a custom domain name
     3.4. Configure company branding
     3.5. Add users to Azure AD
     3.6. Assign licenses to users
     3.7. Configure Self-service password reset
     3.8. Add your organization's privacy info in Azure AD
4. How to
     4.1. Plan and design
          4.1.1. Understand Azure AD architecture
          4.1.2. Claims mapping in Azure Active Directory
          4.1.3. Deploy a hybrid identity solution
               4.1.3.1. Determine requirements
                    4.1.3.1.1. Identity
                    4.1.3.1.2. Directory sync
                    4.1.3.1.3. Multi-factor auth
                    4.1.3.1.4. Identity lifecycle strategy
               4.1.3.2. Plan for data security
                    4.1.3.2.1. Data protection
                    4.1.3.2.2. Content management
                    4.1.3.2.3. Access control
                    4.1.3.2.4. Incident response
               4.1.3.3. Plan your identity lifecycle
                    4.1.3.3.1. Tasks
                    4.1.3.3.2. Adoption strategy
               4.1.3.4. Next steps
               4.1.3.5. Tools comparison
     4.2. Manage users
          4.2.1. Add new users to Azure AD
          4.2.2. Manage user profiles
          4.2.3. Share accounts
          4.2.4. Assign users to admin roles
          4.2.5. Restore a deleted user
          4.2.6. Add guest users from another directory (B2B)
               4.2.6.1. Admins adding B2B users
               4.2.6.2. Information workers adding B2B users
               4.2.6.3. API and customization
               4.2.6.4. Code and Azure PowerShell samples
               4.2.6.5. Self-service sign-up portal sample
               4.2.6.6. Invitation email
               4.2.6.7. Invitation redemption
               4.2.6.8. Add B2B users without an invitation
               4.2.6.9. Allow or block invitations
               4.2.6.10. Conditional access for B2B
               4.2.6.11. B2B sharing policies
               4.2.6.12. Add a B2B user to a role
               4.2.6.13. Dynamic groups and B2B users
               4.2.6.14. Leave an organization
               4.2.6.15. Auditing and reports
               4.2.6.16. B2B for hybrid organizations
                    4.2.6.16.1. Grant B2B users access to local apps
                    4.2.6.16.2. Grant local users access to cloud apps
               4.2.6.17. B2B and Office 365 external sharing
               4.2.6.18. B2B licensing
               4.2.6.19. Current limitations
               4.2.6.20. FAQ
               4.2.6.21. Troubleshooting B2B
               4.2.6.22. Understand the B2B user
               4.2.6.23. B2B user token
               4.2.6.24. B2B for Azure AD integrated apps
               4.2.6.25. B2B user claims mapping
               4.2.6.26. Compare B2B collaboration to B2C
               4.2.6.27. Getting support for B2B
     4.3. Manage groups and members
          4.3.1. Manage groups
               4.3.1.1. Azure portal
               4.3.1.2. Azure AD PowerShell for Graph (v2)
               4.3.1.3. Azure AD PowerShell MSOnline
          4.3.2. Manage group members
          4.3.3. Manage group owners
          4.3.4. Manage group membership
          4.3.5. Assign licenses using groups
               4.3.5.1. Assign licenses to a group
               4.3.5.2. Identify and resolve license problems in a group
               4.3.5.3. Migrate individual licensed users to group-based licensing
               4.3.5.4. Migrate users between product licenses
               4.3.5.5. Additional scenarios for group-based licensing
               4.3.5.6. Azure PowerShell examples for group-based licensing
               4.3.5.7. Reference for products and service plans in Azure AD
          4.3.6. Set up Office 365 groups expiration
          4.3.7. Enforce a naming policy for groups
          4.3.8. View all groups
          4.3.9. Add group access to SaaS apps
          4.3.10. Restore a deleted Office 365 group
          4.3.11. Manage group settings
          4.3.12. Create advanced rules
               4.3.12.1. Azure portal
          4.3.13. Set up self-service groups
          4.3.14. Troubleshoot
     4.4. Manage reports
          4.4.1. Sign-ins activity
          4.4.2. Audit activity
          4.4.3. Users at risk
          4.4.4. Risky sign-ins
          4.4.5. Risk events
          4.4.6. FAQ
          4.4.7. Tasks
               4.4.7.1. Configure named locations
               4.4.7.2. Find activity reports
               4.4.7.3. Use the Azure Active Directory Power BI Content Pack
               4.4.7.4. Remediate users flagged for risk
          4.4.8. Reference
               4.4.8.1. Retention
               4.4.8.2. Latencies
               4.4.8.3. Audit activity reference
               4.4.8.4. Sign-in activity error codes
               4.4.8.5. Multi-factor authentication
          4.4.9. Troubleshoot
               4.4.9.1. Missing audit data
               4.4.9.2. Missing data in downloads
               4.4.9.3. Azure Active Directory Activity logs content pack errors
               4.4.9.4. Errors in Azure Active Directory Reporting API
          4.4.10. Programmatic Access
               4.4.10.1. Prerequisites
               4.4.10.2. Audit samples
               4.4.10.3. Sign-in samples
               4.4.10.4. Using certificates
     4.5. Manage passwords(active-directory/authentication/concept-sspr-howitworks.md)
          4.5.1. User documents
               4.5.1.1. Reset or change your password
               4.5.1.2. Password best practices
               4.5.1.3. Register for self-service password reset
          4.5.2. IT Admins: Reset passwords
               4.5.2.1. Azure portal
     4.6. Manage devices
          4.6.1. Introduction
          4.6.2. Using the Azure portal
          4.6.3. Plan Azure AD Join
          4.6.4. FAQs
          4.6.5. Tasks
               4.6.5.1. Set up Azure AD registered Windows 10 devices
               4.6.5.2. Set up Azure AD joined devices
               4.6.5.3. Set up hybrid Azure AD joined devices
               4.6.5.4. Deploy on-premises
               4.6.5.5. Azure AD join during Windows 10 first-run experience
          4.6.6. Troubleshoot
               4.6.6.1. Hybrid Azure AD joined Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 devices
               4.6.6.2. Hybrid Azure AD joined legacy Windows devices
     4.7. Manage apps
          4.7.1. Overview
          4.7.2. Getting started
          4.7.3. SaaS app integration tutorials
          4.7.4. User provisioning and deprovisioning to SaaS apps
               4.7.4.1. App integration tutorials
               4.7.4.2. Automate provisioning to SCIM-enabled apps
               4.7.4.3. Customize attribute mappings
               4.7.4.4. Write expressions for attribute mappings
               4.7.4.5. Use scoping filters
               4.7.4.6. Report on automatic user provisioning
               4.7.4.7. Troubleshoot user provisioning
          4.7.5. Access apps remotely with App Proxy
               4.7.5.1. Get started
                    4.7.5.1.1. Enable App Proxy
                    4.7.5.1.2. Publish apps
                    4.7.5.1.3. Custom domains
               4.7.5.2. Single sign-on
                    4.7.5.2.1. SSO with KCD
                    4.7.5.2.2. SSO with headers
                    4.7.5.2.3. SSO with password vaulting
               4.7.5.3. Concepts
                    4.7.5.3.1. Connectors
                    4.7.5.3.2. Security
                    4.7.5.3.3. Networks
                    4.7.5.3.4. Upgrade from TMG or UAG
               4.7.5.4. Advanced configurations
                    4.7.5.4.1. Publish on separate networks
                    4.7.5.4.2. Proxy servers
                    4.7.5.4.3. Claims-aware apps
                    4.7.5.4.4. Native client apps
                    4.7.5.4.5. Silent install
                    4.7.5.4.6. Custom home page
                    4.7.5.4.7. Translate inline links
                    4.7.5.4.8. Wildcards
                    4.7.5.4.9. Remove personal data
               4.7.5.5. Publishing walkthroughs
                    4.7.5.5.1. Remote Desktop
                    4.7.5.5.2. SharePoint
                    4.7.5.5.3. Microsoft Teams
                    4.7.5.5.4. Tableau
                    4.7.5.5.5. Qlik
               4.7.5.6. PowerShell
               4.7.5.7. Troubleshoot
          4.7.6. Manage enterprise apps
               4.7.6.1. Assign users
               4.7.6.2. Customize branding
               4.7.6.3. Disable user sign-ins
               4.7.6.4. Remove users
               4.7.6.5. View all my apps
               4.7.6.6. Manage user account provisioning
               4.7.6.7. Manage single sign-on for enterprise apps
               4.7.6.8. Advanced certificate signing for SAML apps
               4.7.6.9. Hide an application from a user's experience
          4.7.7. Configure Sign-In Auto-Acceleration using HRD Policy
          4.7.8. Migrate AD FS apps to Azure AD
          4.7.9. Manage access to apps
               4.7.9.1. SSO access
               4.7.9.2. Certificates for SSO
               4.7.9.3. Tenant restrictions
               4.7.9.4. Use SCIM provision users
          4.7.10. Troubleshoot
               4.7.10.1. Access Panel
                    4.7.10.1.1. App not appearing
                    4.7.10.1.2. Unexpected app appearing
                    4.7.10.1.3. Can't sign in
                    4.7.10.1.4. Error installing browser extension
                    4.7.10.1.5. How to use self-service app access
                    4.7.10.1.6. Error using self-service app access
               4.7.10.2. Adding an app
                    4.7.10.2.1. Choose app type
                    4.7.10.2.2. Common problems - gallery apps
                    4.7.10.2.3. Common problems - non-gallery apps
               4.7.10.3. Application Proxy
                    4.7.10.3.1. Problem displaying app page
                    4.7.10.3.2. Application load is too long
                    4.7.10.3.3. Links on application page not working
                    4.7.10.3.4. What ports to open for my app
                    4.7.10.3.5. No working connector in a connector group for my app
                    4.7.10.3.6. Configure in admin portal
                    4.7.10.3.7. Configure single sign-on to my app
                    4.7.10.3.8. Problem creating an app in admin portal
                    4.7.10.3.9. Configure Kerberos Constrained Delegation
                    4.7.10.3.10. Configure with PingAccess
                    4.7.10.3.11. "Can't Access this Corporate Application" error
                    4.7.10.3.12. Problem installing the Application Proxy Agent Connector
               4.7.10.4. Application registration
                    4.7.10.4.1. Enter fields for the application object
                    4.7.10.4.2. Change token lifetime defaults
               4.7.10.5. Authentication
                    4.7.10.5.1. Configure endpoints
               4.7.10.6. Conditional Access
                    4.7.10.6.1. Customer did not meet Device Registration pre-reqs
                    4.7.10.6.2. Tenant is getting blocked due to incorrect setting of Conditional Access policies
                    4.7.10.6.3. How and when do off corpnet rules take effect?
                    4.7.10.6.4. How to increase the number of devices that user is allowed to register in Azure AD?
                    4.7.10.6.5. How to set up Conditional Access for Exchange Online?
                    4.7.10.6.6. How to set up Conditional Access for Windows 7 devices?
                    4.7.10.6.7. Which applications are supported with conditional access?
               4.7.10.7. Find an API
                    4.7.10.7.1. Find an API
               4.7.10.8. Managing access
                    4.7.10.8.1. Assign users and groups to an app
                    4.7.10.8.2. Remove a users access to an app
                    4.7.10.8.3. Configure self-service app assignment
                    4.7.10.8.4. Unexpected user assigned
                    4.7.10.8.5. Unexpected app in the applications list
               4.7.10.9. Multi-tenant apps
                    4.7.10.9.1. Configure a new app
                    4.7.10.9.2. Add to the app gallery
               4.7.10.10. Permissions
                    4.7.10.10.1. Choose permissions for an API
                    4.7.10.10.2. Grant permissions to my app
                    4.7.10.10.3. Delegated vs application permissions
                    4.7.10.10.4. Application consent
               4.7.10.11. Provisioning
                    4.7.10.11.1. How long it takes
                    4.7.10.11.2. Taking hours - gallery app
                    4.7.10.11.3. Configure user provisioning - gallery app
                    4.7.10.11.4. Problem configuring user provisioning - gallery app
                    4.7.10.11.5. Problem saving administrator credentials while configuring user provisioning gallery app
                    4.7.10.11.6. Users are not provisioned - gallery app
                    4.7.10.11.7. Wrong users provisioned - galler app
               4.7.10.12. Single sign-on
                    4.7.10.12.1. Choose a method
                    4.7.10.12.2. Configure
                    4.7.10.12.3. Configure federated - gallery apps
                    4.7.10.12.4. Configuring federated common problems - gallery apps
                    4.7.10.12.5. Configure federated - non-gallery apps
                    4.7.10.12.6. Configure federated common problems - non-gallery apps
                    4.7.10.12.7. Configure password - gallery apps
                    4.7.10.12.8. Configure password common problems - gallery apps
                    4.7.10.12.9. Configure password - non-gallery apps
                    4.7.10.12.10. Configure password common problems - non-gallery apps
               4.7.10.13. User sign-in problems
                    4.7.10.13.1. Unexpected consent prompt
                    4.7.10.13.2. User consent error
                    4.7.10.13.3. Problems signing in from custom portal
                    4.7.10.13.4. Problems signing in from access panel
                    4.7.10.13.5. Error on application sign-in page
                    4.7.10.13.6. Problem with password single sign-on - non-gallery app
                    4.7.10.13.7. Problem with password single sign-on - gallery app
                    4.7.10.13.8. Problem signing into a Microsoft app
                    4.7.10.13.9. Problem with federated single sign-on - non-gallery app
                    4.7.10.13.10. Problem with federated single sign-on - gallery app
                    4.7.10.13.11. Problem with custom-developed app
                    4.7.10.13.12. Problem with on-premises app - Application Proxy
          4.7.11. Develop apps
          4.7.12. Document library
     4.8. Manage your directory
          4.8.1. Azure AD Connect
          4.8.2. Custom domain names
               4.8.2.1. Quickstart
               4.8.2.2. Add custom domain names
          4.8.3. Administer your directory
          4.8.4. Delete a directory
          4.8.5. Multiple directories
          4.8.6. Self-service signup
          4.8.7. Take over an unmanaged directory
          4.8.8. Enterprise State Roaming
               4.8.8.1. Enable
               4.8.8.2. Group policy settings
               4.8.8.3. Windows 10 settings
               4.8.8.4. FAQs
               4.8.8.5. Troubleshoot
          4.8.9. Integrate on-premises identities using Azure AD Connect
     4.9. Delegate access to resources
          4.9.1. Administrator roles
               4.9.1.1. View members of an admin role
               4.9.1.2. Assign admin role to a user
               4.9.1.3. Compare member and guest user permissions
          4.9.2. Administrator role security
               4.9.2.1. Create emergency access administrator accounts
          4.9.3. Administrative units
          4.9.4. Configure token lifetimes
     4.10. Access reviews
          4.10.1. Access reviews overview
          4.10.2. Complete an access review
          4.10.3. Create an access review
          4.10.4. How to perform an access review
          4.10.5. How to review your access
          4.10.6. Guest access with access reviews
          4.10.7. Managing user access with reviews
          4.10.8. Managing programs and controls
          4.10.9. Retrieve access review results
     4.11. Secure your identities
          4.11.1. Conditional access
               4.11.1.1. Get started
               4.11.1.2. Quickstarts
                    4.11.1.2.1. Configure per cloud app MFA
                    4.11.1.2.2. Require terms of use to be accepted
                    4.11.1.2.3. Block access when a session risk is detected
               4.11.1.3. Tutorials
                    4.11.1.3.1. Migrate classic MFA policy
               4.11.1.4. Concepts
                    4.11.1.4.1. Baseline Protection
                    4.11.1.4.2. Conditions
                    4.11.1.4.3. Location conditions
                    4.11.1.4.4. Controls
                    4.11.1.4.5. What if tool
                    4.11.1.4.6. Understand device policies for Office 365 services
               4.11.1.5. How-to guides
                    4.11.1.5.1. Best practices
                    4.11.1.5.2. Configure conditional access policies for access attempts from untrusted networks
                    4.11.1.5.3. Set up device-based conditional access
                    4.11.1.5.4. Set up app-based conditional access
                    4.11.1.5.5. Provide terms of use for users and apps
                    4.11.1.5.6. Migrate classic policies
                    4.11.1.5.7. Set up VPN connectivity
                    4.11.1.5.8. Set up SharePoint and Exchange Online
                    4.11.1.5.9. Remediation
               4.11.1.6. Technical reference
               4.11.1.7. FAQs
          4.11.2. Certificate-based Authentication
               4.11.2.1. Android
               4.11.2.2. iOS
               4.11.2.3. Get started
          4.11.3. Azure AD Identity Protection
               4.11.3.1. Enable
               4.11.3.2. Detect vulnerabilities
               4.11.3.3. Risk events
               4.11.3.4. Notifications
               4.11.3.5. Sign-in experience
               4.11.3.6. Simulate risk events
               4.11.3.7. Unblock users
               4.11.3.8. FAQs
               4.11.3.9. Glossary
               4.11.3.10. Microsoft Graph
          4.11.4. Privileged Identity Management
     4.12. Integrate other services with Azure AD
          4.12.1. Integrate LinkedIn with Azure AD
     4.13. Deploy AD FS in Azure
          4.13.1. High availability
          4.13.2. Change signature hash algorithm
     4.14. Troubleshoot
     4.15. Deploy Azure AD Proof of Concept (PoC)
          4.15.1. PoC Playbook: Introduction
          4.15.2. PoC Playbook: Ingredients
          4.15.3. PoC Playbook: Implementation
          4.15.4. PoC Playbook: Building Blocks
5. Reference
     5.1. Code samples
     5.2. Azure PowerShell cmdlets
     5.3. Java API Reference
     5.4. .NET API
     5.5. Service limits and restrictions
6. Related
     6.1. Multi-Factor Authentication
     6.2. Azure AD Connect
     6.3. Azure AD Connect Health
     6.4. Azure AD for developers
     6.5. Azure AD Privileged Identity Management
7. Resources
     7.1. Azure feedback forum
     7.2. Azure Roadmap
     7.3. MSDN forum
     7.4. Pricing
     7.5. Pricing calculator
     7.6. Service updates
     7.7. Stack Overflow
     7.8. Videos

Online Training Content

Date Title
5/30/2017 Azure204x - Microsoft Azure Identity
1/27/2017 Evolution of Identity
9/30/2016 Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Azure Active Directory
8/18/2016 EMS technical training available on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)
12/30/2015 Extend Your Datacenter to the Cloud
12/11/2015 Accelerate Your Journey to the Cloud with Integrated Identity
12/11/2015 Add Identity into Your Cloud-Based Apps
12/10/2015 Manage and Secure Identities in a Cloud and Mobile World
10/13/2015 Security in a Cloud-Enabled World
6/17/2015 Support Corner: Accessing Azure AD Portal from Office 365

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Tools

Tool Description
Azure Active Directory Extended Schema Manager GUI editor to register / unregister Azure Active Directory extended properties(schemas).

Videos

Date Title Length
6/28/2018
Azure AD Managed Service Identity
0:16:10
5/9/2018
Who Are You? The Art of Zero Knowledge User Management
0:19:02
5/9/2018
Lock down access to Azure using identity
0:20:55
5/9/2018
Increase customer conversion rates by customizing your Sign In Experience with Azure AD B2C
0:20:55
5/7/2018
Authentication in Apps for Microsoft Teams
0:13:39
5/7/2018
Microsoft Graph Workflows to Automate Azure AD User and Group Management
0:13:39
5/6/2018
Cloud-connected apps with Visual Studio, Xamarin, and Azure
1:33:22
5/6/2018
Working with external identities: Learn how to enable partners, suppliers and customers to access your applications
1:15:20
5/6/2018
To sign in and beyond: Doing more with your applications and Azure AD
1:33:22
5/6/2018
Azure Storage – Foundation for Building Secure, Scalable Cloud Applications
1:33:22

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