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DifficultyAdvanced
Duration27m
Students9

Description

If your organization uses Active Directory (AD) for its identity management, and you would like to use those identities in Azure or Microsoft 365, then you will need to implement Azure Active Directory Connect.

This course is divided into three sections. The first section is on designing an identity strategy. In this section, we'll look at our AD identities and consider what work needs to be done and what we need to think about ahead of time. The second section is on implementing identity synchronization using AD Connect. We will consider what needs to be synced and what authentication options are available. In the last section, we'll look at managing identity synchronization using Azure AD Connect. We'll look at what it takes to manage and sync and reconfigure options after AD Connect has been initially configured.

Learning Objectives

  • Design a hybrid identity solution
  • Implement Azure Active Directory Connect
  • Manage synchronized identities

Intended Audience

  • Azure administrators
  • Microsoft 365 administrators

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of Active Directory and Office 365
  • To do the examples yourself, you will need an on-premises Active Directory structure and an Azure subscription

Transcript

Understanding business requirements is a key part to designing any identity strategy. And in this case, we need to look at things like are there any legal and regulatory requirements for the business? Are we prevented from storing passwords in the cloud or even password hashes in the clouds? As well as things like what level of resilience and high availability is required by the business? And do we have things like third-party authentication methods that are currently installed? I.e., MFA, multifactor authentication, or smart cards, et cetera. And also, things like do we require single sign-on for the users?

About the Author

Matt is a freelance system administrator with over 20 years of experience in IT. His current focus is on the great features of Microsoft Azure and Office 365. He’s always had a fascination for anything techie and loves learning and sharing that knowledge.