Create Directory and Add Custom Domain
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This Designing for Azure Identity Management course will guide you through the theory and practice of recognizing, implementing, and deploying the services on offer within your enterprise. Learn how to better the protection of your organization by designing advanced identity management solutions. Recommended for those who already have some experience with the subject, this course is comprised of 24 lectures, including demos, and expertly instructed by one of our MS Azure subject matter experts.

Learning Objectives

  • Study and understand what Azure AD Domain Services do and what they can offer
  • Learn to create and manage hybrid identities via Azure AD Connect 
  • Understand the principles of Azure MFA and SSO, and how to enable them
  • Recognize and deploy the key principles of Azure AD B2B and B2C 
  • Learn and utilize Privileged Identity Management

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • IT professionals who are interested in getting certified with MS Azure
  • Those looking to become Azure architects and/or tasked with designing identity management solutions


  • A mid-range knowledge of MS Azure is recommended before starting this course
  • An understanding of identity management concepts

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To create a new directory and add a custom domain for it, log into the Azure portal. While in the portal, open Azure Active Directory and click on the create a directory link. Provide an Organization name along with the domain to use for the directory. Select a country or region and then click create. Once the directory has been provisioned, click the link to manage the new directory and sign in if required to do so. From within Azure Active Directory click custom domain names and then add your custom domain name. Provide and internet routable custom domain name and then click add domain. 

At this point you're provided with the option to verify the domain via either a text record or an MX record. My preference is to typically use the text record. Copy the record value and then visit your domain's DNS management console. Create a text record and supply the value that you were provided. Save your new text record and switch back over to Azure. Click the verify button to verify the domain using the DNS record that you've just created. After verifying the domain, set its primary. And then click yes to confirm.

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.