Process Pending Approval Requests
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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. 

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Intended Audience

  • 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 strength of Azure AD Privileged Identity Management is the fact that it offers you the ability to configure roles so that they require approval for activation. You can then configure one or more users or groups as delegated approvers. In this demonstration, I'm going to show you how to view, approve and deny requests for Azure resource roles. If you are a delegated approver, you will receive an email notification whenever an Azure resource role request is pending your approval. To view pending requests in PIM, sign into the Azure portal, and open the Azure AD Privileged Identity Management dashboard. From the PIM dashboard, click Approve Requests. Click on either Azure AD roles or on Azure resources to view requests for each. You'll see a list of pending requests that need your approval. To approve a request, click the request that you want to approve so that the Approval pane opens. Provide justification in the Justification box and then click Approve. To deny a request, click the request that you want to deny. As was the case previously, the Approval pane opens. Provide justification in the Justification box and then click Deny instead. As you can see, the process for approving and denying requests is quite simple.

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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.