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Role-Based Access Control

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Intermediate
Duration
18m
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Description

This course illustrates how to leverage Azure authentication and access features to simplify and streamline users' experience using SAP running on Azure Infrastructure. Azure Active Directory supports single sign-on to SAP applications, while role-based access control, a fundamental building block Azure Resource Manage, enables system administrators to allow access to and protect the resources hosting an SAP environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Underlying concepts of authentication and access in an Infrastructure as a Service environment
  • Learn the steps required to set up Azure Active Directory Authentication with SAP applications
  • Learn how to apply role-based access control to an SAP environment
  • Use resource locks to add an extra layer of security to your infrastructure

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone who wants to boost security for their SAP environments on Azure, through the use of authentication and access practices.

Prerequisites

There are no particular prerequisites required for this course other than a general understanding of user authentication and access.

Transcript

Role-based access control, RBAC, is the mechanism Azure uses to control access to resources and permissions to perform operations on resources and is built into the Azure Resource Manager. RBAC cannot extend into SAP applications and control what users can do once authenticated, but it can determine who can create, alter, or terminate resources within an SAP landscape. Unlike on-premises, where acquiring new hardware involves purchase orders and sign-off and hardly goes unnoticed, it is possible to spin up SAP workloads with a few mouse clicks in a cloud environment. Due to minimum compute requirements for SAP systems, unchecked this ability could lead to significant cost and budget blowouts. Role-based access control can restrict who has the ability to create, change and delete any infrastructure resources within an SAP landscape.

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Hallam Webber
Software Architect
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Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.