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At a time when security breaches seem to be an everyday occurrence, it’s become more and more important to protect resources with more than just a username and password. It’s even more important to protect resources from INTERNAL threats. By implementing Azure AD Privileged Identity Management, organizations can protect their resources with improved security features, and even keep an eye on what legitimate administrators are doing.
In this course, you’ll learn how to implement Azure AD Privileged Identity Management. We’ll start the course by touching on an overview of what Azure AD Privileged Identity Management is and what it offers. We will then work through the deployment of PIM and how it works with multi-factor authentication. As we work through some demos, you will learn how to enable PIM and how to navigate tasks in PIM.
We’ll then cover the activation of roles and the assignment of those roles, including permanent roles and just-in-time roles. We’ll also cover the concepts of updating and removing role assignments, reinforcing these concepts through demonstrations.
We’ll round out the course with supported management scenarios, configuring PIM management access, and how to process requests.
- Enable PIM
- Activate a PIM role
- Configure just-in-time resource access
- Configure permanent access to resources
- Configure PIM management access
- Configure time-bound resource access
- Create a Delegated Approver account
- Process pending approval requests
- People who want to become Azure cloud architects
- People who are preparing to take Microsoft’s AZ-101 exam
- Moderate knowledge of Azure Active Directory
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A global admin who enables Azure AD Privileged Identity Management for the organization automatically gets role assignments as well as access to PIM. Nobody else, by default, gets write access, and this even includes other global admins. Other global admins, security admins, and security readers all receive read-only access to Privileged Identity Management. To grant access to Privileged Identity Management, the first user can simply assign other users to the privileged role administrator role. Keep in mind that managing PIM requires Azure MFA. As such, because Microsoft accounts can't register for Azure MFA, any user that logs in with a Microsoft account will not be able to access PIM. Additionally, it's best practice to ensure that there are always at least two different users assigned a privileged role administrator role. Doing so avoids the calamity in the event one user gets locked out or if an account is accidentally deleted.
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.