Azure AD

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Service Description

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. Azure AD Learning Path
    9/27/2016, Webpage
  2. Azure204x - Microsoft Azure Identity
    5/30/2017, Mva
  3. Azure Active Directory Core Skills Jump Start
    4/8/2015, Mva
  4. Introduction to Authentication on Azure Active Directory
    2/10/2017, Video, 1:06:06

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Azure Documentation

1. Overview
     1.1. What is Azure Active Directory?
     1.2. About Azure identity management
     1.3. Understand Azure identity solutions
     1.4. Choose a hybrid identity solution
     1.5. FAQs
2. Get started
     2.1. Get an Azure AD tenant
     2.2. Sign up for Azure AD Premium
     2.3. Associate Azure subscriptions
     2.4. Manage Azure AD licensing
          2.4.1. Azure portal
          2.4.2. Classic portal
          2.4.3. Assign licenses using groups
      Assign licenses to a group
      Identify and resolve license problems in a group
      Migrate individual licensed users to group-based licensing
      Additional scenarios for group-based licensing
      PowerShell examples for group-based licensing
     2.5. How to get support for Azure Active Directory
     2.6. SaaS app integration tutorials
3. How to
     3.1. Plan and design
          3.1.1. Understand Azure AD architecture
          3.1.2. Recommended security policies and configurations
      Secure email recommended policies
           Deploy recommended secure email policies
      EMS and Office 365 services overview
          3.1.3. Deploy a hybrid identity solution
          3.1.4. Claims mapping in Azure Active Directory
      Determine requirements
           Directory sync
           Multi-factor auth
           Identity lifecycle strategy
      Plan for data security
           Data protection
           Content management
           Access control
           Incident response
      Plan your identity lifecycle
           Adoption strategy
      Next steps
      Tools comparison
     3.2. Manage users
          3.2.1. Add users
      Azure portal
      Classic portal
          3.2.2. Assign licenses using groups
      Assign licenses to a group
      Identify and resolve license problems in a group
      Migrate individual licensed users to group-based licensing
      Additional scenarios for group-based licensing
      PowerShell examples for group-based licensing
          3.2.3. Add users from other directories (classic portal)
          3.2.4. Delete users
          3.2.5. Manage user profiles
          3.2.6. Reset a password
          3.2.7. Manage user work information
          3.2.8. Share accounts
     3.3. Manage groups and members
          3.3.1. Manage groups
      Azure portal
      Classic portal
          3.3.2. Manage group members
          3.3.3. Manage group owners
          3.3.4. Manage group membership
          3.3.5. Assign licenses using groups
      Assign licenses to a group
      Identify and resolve license problems in a group
      Migrate individual licensed users to group-based licensing
      Additional scenarios for group-based licensing
      PowerShell examples for group-based licensing
          3.3.6. View all groups
          3.3.7. Enable dedicated groups
          3.3.8. Add group access to SaaS apps
          3.3.9. Restore a deleted Office 365 group
          3.3.10. Manage group settings
      Azure portal
          3.3.11. Create advanced rules
      Azure portal
      Classic portal
          3.3.12. Set up self-service groups
          3.3.13. Troubleshoot
     3.4. Manage reports
          3.4.1. Sign-ins activity
          3.4.2. Audit activity
          3.4.3. Users at risk
          3.4.4. Risky sign-ins
          3.4.5. Risk events
          3.4.6. FAQ
          3.4.7. Tasks
      Configure named locations
      Find activity reports
      Use the Azure Active Directory Power BI Content Pack
          3.4.8. Reference
      Sign-in activity error codes
          3.4.9. Troubleshoot
      Missing audit data
      Missing data in downloads
      Azure Active Directory Activity logs content pack errors
          3.4.10. Programmatic Access
      Audit reference
      Sign-in reference
      Audit samples
      Sign-in samples
      Using certificates
     3.5. Manage passwords
          3.5.1. User documents
      Reset or change your password
      Password best practices
      Register for self-service password reset
          3.5.2. Quick start: Self-service password reset
          3.5.3. License SSPR
          3.5.4. Deploy SSPR
          3.5.5. IT Admins: Reset passwords
      Azure portal
      Azure classic portal
          3.5.6. Understand SSPR policies
          3.5.7. Understand password reset
          3.5.8. Customize SSPR
          3.5.9. Data used by SSPR
          3.5.10. Reporting on SSPR
          3.5.11. Azure AD Connect
          3.5.12. Password writeback
          3.5.13. Password hash synchronization
          3.5.14. Troubleshoot
          3.5.15. FAQ
     3.6. Manage devices
          3.6.1. Register devices
      Deploy on-premises
           Troubleshooting for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
           Troubleshooting for Windows down-level clients
          3.6.2. Azure AD Join
      Set up device registration
      Register new devices
      Understand Windows 10 integration
      Use Windows 10 devices
      Join your device
      Join a Windows 10 device
     3.7. Manage apps
          3.7.1. Overview
          3.7.2. Getting started
          3.7.3. Cloud App Discovery
      Update registry settings
      Understand security and privacy
          3.7.4. Access apps remotely with App Proxy
      Get started
           Enable App Proxy
           Publish apps
           Custom domains
      SSO access
           SSO with KCD
           SSO with headers
           SSO with password vaulting
           Upgrade from TMG or UAG
      Advanced configurations
           Publish on separate networks
           Proxy servers
           Claims-aware apps
           Native client apps
           Silent install
           Custom home page
           Translate inline links
      Publishing walkthroughs
           Remote Desktop
           Microsoft Teams
      Use the classic portal
           Download connectors
           Publish apps
           Use connectors
           Conditional access
          3.7.5. Manage enterprise apps
      Assign users
      Customize branding
      Disable user sign-ins
      Remove users
      View all my apps
      Manage user account provisioning
          3.7.6. Manage access to apps
      Self-service access
      Certificates for SSO
      Tenant restrictions
      Use SCIM provision users
          3.7.7. Troubleshoot
      Application Development
           Configuration and Registration
      Application Management
           Managing Access
           Access Panel
           Application Proxy
           Conditional Access
          3.7.8. Develop apps
          3.7.9. Document library
     3.8. Manage your directory
          3.8.1. Azure AD Connect
          3.8.2. Custom domain names
      Add your domain name
           Azure portal
           Classic portal
           With AD FS
      Assign users
      Manage domain names
           Azure portal
           Classic portal
          3.8.3. Customize the sign-in page
      Azure portal
      Classic portal
          3.8.4. Administer your directory
          3.8.5. Multiple directories
          3.8.6. O365 directories
          3.8.7. Self-service signup
          3.8.8. Enterprise State Roaming
      Group policy settings
      Windows 10 settings
          3.8.9. Integrate partners with Azure AD B2B
      Admins adding B2B users
      Information workers adding B2B users
      API and customization
      Code and PowerShell samples
      Self-service sign-up portal sample
      Invitation email
      Invitation redemption
      Conditional access for B2B
      B2B sharing policies
      Add a B2B user to a role
      Dynamic groups and B2B users
      Auditing and reports
      B2B and Office 365 external sharing
      Current limitations
      Troubleshooting B2B
      Understand the B2B user
      B2B user token
      B2B for Azure AD integrated apps
      B2B user claims mapping
      Compare B2B collaboration to B2C
      Getting support for B2B
          3.8.10. Integrate on-premises identities using Azure AD Connect
     3.9. Delegate access to resources
          3.9.1. Administrator roles
      Assign admin roles
          3.9.2. Administrative units
          3.9.3. Resource access in Azure
          3.9.4. Role-Based Access Control
      Manage access assignments
           By user
           By resource
      Built-in roles
      Custom roles
      Assign custom roles for internal and external users
      More ways to manage roles
           Azure CLI
      Elevate tenant admin access
      Resource Provider operations
          3.9.5. Configure token lifetimes
     3.10. Secure your identities
          3.10.1. Conditional access
      Get started
      Best practices
      Technical reference
      Supported apps
      Understand device policies
      Set up access to connected apps
      Classic portal
           Get started
          3.10.2. Windows Hello
      Authenticate without passwords
      Enable Windows Hello for Business
          3.10.3. Certificate-based Authentication
      Get started
          3.10.4. Azure AD Identity Protection
      Detect vulnerabilities
      Risk events
      Sign-in experience
      Simulate risk events
      Unblock users
      Microsoft Graph
          3.10.5. Privileged Identity Management
     3.11. Deploy AD DS on Azure VMs
          3.11.1. Windows Server Active Directory on Azure VMs
          3.11.2. Replica domain controller in an Azure virtual network
          3.11.3. New forest on an Azure virtual network
     3.12. Deploy AD FS in Azure
          3.12.1. High availability
          3.12.2. Change signature hash algorithm
     3.13. Troubleshoot
     3.14. Deploy Azure AD Proof of Concept (PoC)
          3.14.1. PoC Playbook: Introduction
          3.14.2. PoC Playbook: Ingredients
          3.14.3. PoC Playbook: Implementation
          3.14.4. PoC Playbook: Building Blocks
4. Reference
     4.1. PowerShell cmdlets
     4.2. Java API Reference
     4.3. .NET API
     4.4. Service limits and restrictions
5. Related
     5.1. Multi-Factor Authentication
     5.2. Azure AD Connect
     5.3. Azure AD Connect Health
     5.4. Azure AD for developers
     5.5. Azure AD Privileged Identity Management
6. Resources
     6.1. Azure feedback forum
     6.2. Azure Roadmap
     6.3. MSDN forum
     6.4. Pricing
     6.5. Service updates
     6.6. Stack Overflow
     6.7. 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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Tool Description
Azure Active Directory Extended Schema Manager GUI editor to register / unregister Azure Active Directory extended properties(schemas).


Date Title Length
6/20/2017 Scary, I can hear your thoughts – What will Azure AD do for me? 0:47:05
5/17/2017 Azure Active Directory Identity Protection 0:10:08
5/10/2017 Azure Log Integration Videos - Azure AD Integration 0:01:40
5/10/2017 Azure Active Directory v2 endpoint and MSAL: What's new 0:35:44
5/8/2017 SAP Business Suites Netweaver on Azure (non-HANA) Architecture Design 2:00:03
5/4/2017 Securely sign-in your customers with Azure Active Directory B2C 0:18:36
5/4/2017 The keys to the cloud: Use Microsoft identities to sign in and access API from your mobile and web apps 1:00:51
5/4/2017 Microsoft Graph: Build better apps with the API to your organization 1:07:30
4/14/2017 Azure Active Directory Identity Protection 0:10:07
4/10/2017 Common Identity 0:15:00

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