New Training: Manage Azure Active Directory Objects
In this 9-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson guides you through the management of Azure Active Directory objects. Prepare for the AZ-103 and AZ-104 certification exams as you learn how to create basic users and groups, how to perform bulk actions, and how to enable self-service password reset. Watch this new Azure training.
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This training includes:
30 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
Introducing Azure AD
Creating Users and Groups
Creating Guest Users
Setting User and Group Properties
Performing Bulk User Updates
Configuring Self-Service Password Reset
Configuring Azure AD Join and Device Settings
Register Your Apps in Azure AD
Summarizing Azure AD
What is Azure Active Directory (AD)?
Azure Active Directory (AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service. It manages access to both your internal resources, such as in-house applications that your organization has developed, and external resources, such as outside SaaS applications that your organization uses.
You can look at Azure AD as a container for all your users, along with their credentials and access rights.
Azure AD has features for both IT administrators and developers. It allows administrators to manage access to resources using security controls such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) and conditional access. It also has built-in governance controls for applying automated lifecycle management and privileged access limitations. At the same time, developers can use it for enabling single sign-on (SSO) and customizing application experiences.
Azure AD evolved from Microsoft's Active Directory (AD) service. So, many of its concepts are familiar to IT administrators who are familiar with AD. However, how it implements these concepts are often different.