Linux VM Authentication with Microsoft Entra ID

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This lesson explores how to extend Entra ID user authentication to Azure-hosted VMs and is beneficial for SC-300 exam preparation. It covers setting up Entra ID authentication for Windows and Linux VMs using Azure CLI and SSH.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to configure Entra ID authentication for Windows virtual machines in Azure using the Azure portal
  • Gain proficiency in extending Entra ID authentication to Linux virtual machines on Azure by utilizing the Azure command line interface (CLI)

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to extend Entra ID user authentication to Azure-hosted VMs, as well as students preparing for the SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator exam.


A basic understanding of virtual machines and RBAC are recommended before taking this lesson.

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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. 

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