Adding Users and Groups to Applications
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1h 11m

As companies race toward the cloud, it’s imperative that IT professionals keep up with the times. Keeping up with the times means maintaining the ability to deploy and maintain cloud-based solutions – particularly those offered through Microsoft Azure.

In this course, you will learn how to create and manage encryption keys in Azure, prevent and respond to security threats to Azure resources, configure access to Azure applications via single sign-on, manage access to Azure applications, and configure federation with public consumer identity providers like Facebook and Google. 

Learning Objectives

  • Create and import keys in the Azure Key Vault
  • Define, configure, and assess security policies
  • Harden Azure resources against threats
  • Configure single sign-on for SaaS applications
  • Configure federation with public consumer identity providers like Facebook and Google

 Intended Audience

  • People interested in becoming Azure security engineers 


  • General knowledge of IT infrastructure
  • General knowledge of the Azure environment






Before your users can access an application, they first need to be assigned to it. Until you assign your users to an application, they will not be able to access it via the application URL, nor will they be able to access the application via the user access URL. As a matter of fact, users will not even see the application appear on the application access panel nor on their mobile application. It also won't appear on their Office 365 application launcher.

It's essentially like the application doesn't even exist as far as your users are concerned. As such, this demo will explain how to add users and groups to applications. There are three ways you can do this with Azure Active Directory. You can assign a user directly to an application, you can assign a group directly to an application or you can enable self-service application access to allow users to find their own applications.

About the Author
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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.