New Training: Configure Secure Access by Using Azure AD
In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Daniel Sasse covers the functions and practices involved in securing an Azure environment using Azure Active Directory. Watch this new Azure training.
Watch the full course: Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
This training includes:
- 8 videos
- 1.1 hours of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Check Access
- Monitor Privileged Access with Azure AD PIM
- Activate and Configure PIM
- Implement Conditional Access Policies including MFA
- Configure Azure AD Identity Protection
- Configure Access Reviews
- Configure Subscription and Resource Permissions
- Configure Resource Group Permissions
What is Azure AD and How Does It Create Secure Cloud Environments?
Azure AD, also known as Azure Active Directory, is an Azure service designed to consolidate Azure credentials and provide increased security for employees accessing Azure cloud-based resources through user identity services and access management controls. Azure AD provides enhanced access control by consolidating username and password credentials for many services into one Azure AD username and password.
For example, an employee looking to access several Azure services such as an Azure Instance, Azure BLOB account, and Azure DevOps account. Traditionally, this would require three unique sets of usernames and passwords to establish account credentials for these services. With Azure AD, employees will only be required to create one unique username and password that will provide access to all of the associated Azure Services.
This service greatly enhances an organization's security posture by minimizing the number of breachable exploitable username and passwords associated with unique Azure Services.