Identity and authentication

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Let's take a quick look at authentication and then review what we mean by identity and the various models available to us. To grant access to your resources, such as your money, you first need to perform some authentication with your bank to establish identity. This could be your PIN number, which you use at an ATM, together with a corresponding banker's card. The most common form of authentication is to use a username and a password, such as when logging onto a computer or website.

Best practice requires that the password be complex to prevent it from being easily compromised or guessed. As we continue to move from an on-premises authentication using Active Directory and domains, to a Cloud-based identity model, there will multiple models to choose from. You need to choose the most appropriate model. For example, a startup won't have an on-premises identity model. Whereas a large organization may have hundreds of servers managing Active Directory and policing identity.

The model that you choose will determine how you will manage your user accounts. So, if you only use Office 365, you will use online sign-in services. Ultimately, we're establishing how user passwords are verified and where they are managed. There are transitional services that allow us to embrace a hybrid model, such as with on-premises AD servers and syncing user details up to Office 365.

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Learn how to keep your users secure and up to date by configuring cloud identity and authentication with Azure AD and Office 365, and enterprise-level mobile device management with Intune. This course covers key topics related to the administration of these services, including users, groups, policies, and roles, and maps to the related domain of Microsoft's Cloud Fundamentals certification exam (98-369). It's ideal for IT professionals responsible for their company's cloud operations as well as those pursuing certification for the first time. Follow along with Andrew Bettany as he covers creating user groups within both Office 365 and Intune, assigning administrative roles, and configuring mobile device management.

Topics include:

  • Understanding cloud identity and authentication

  • Managing Office 365 users and groups

  • Assigning administrative roles

  • Configuring password expiration policy

  • Exploring Service Health for Office 365 and Intune

  • Managing users and devices in Intune

  • Deploying Intune clients

  • Setting up mobile device management

  • Managing Intune policies

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