Managing Azure Subscriptions
Managing Resource Groups
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As an IT professional tasked with managing resources in Azure, it’s important to understand key administrative roles and permissions within a subscription and within a resource group. It’s also important to know how to leverage Role Based Access Control (RBAC) for managing such administrative roles and permissions.
In the first part of this course, you will learn about Azure subscriptions. You will learn about key roles within a subscription, including the owner role, account administrator role, service administrator role, and the co-administrator role. You’ll also learn how to manage these roles by using RBAC. We’ll also cover subscription policies and the role they play in the management of an Azure subscription.
In the second part of the course, we’ll talk about resource groups in Azure. We’ll touch on what they do and how they are managed. You will learn how to secure resources within a resource group via resource policies and resource locks. You’ll also learn about resource tagging and how it can be used to manage and group Azure resources.
Rounding out this course, we’ll cover the process of moving resources from one resource group to another, as well as the deletion of resource groups altogether.
- Understand the Owner Role
- Understand the Account Administrator Role
- Understand the Co-Administrator Role
- Understand the Service Administrator Role
- How to Manage Roles and Permissions with RBAC
- Understand Subscription Policies
- Understanding the Purpose of Resource Groups
- How to Leverage Resource Group Policies
- How to Use Resource Locks to Protect Resources
- How to Leverage Resource Tags
- Moving Resources Between Resource Groups
- Removing Resource Groups
- IT Professionals interested in becoming Azure cloud architects
- IT Professionals preparing for Microsoft’s Azure certification exams
- General knowledge of IT infrastructure
- General knowledge of the Azure environment
Management of an Azure subscription typically necessitates having more than one administrator. In this brief demonstration, we'll walk through the process of adding a co-administrator for our lab subscription in Azure. Keep in mind that only an owner can be added as a co-administrator. Other users with roles like contributor and reader cannot be added as co-admins. So let's start by browsing to our lab subscription and then clicking Access Control. To add an owner as a co-admin, right-click on an owner, and then select add as co-administrator. Removing the co-administrator permission is as simple as right clicking the co-administrator user and then clicking remove co-administrator. As you can see from this demonstration, management of co-administrators is rather straightforward and easy to accomplish with just a few mouse clicks.
About the Author
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.