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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

Enabling secure LDAP (LDAPS) for an Azure AD DS managed domain

In an on-prem AD environment, there can be applications or services that require integration with AD. With AD integration, the application can search for AD users, allow login, assign permissions, etc. This integration part is usually done using LDAP. By default, traffic over LDAP is not encrypted. Due to the vulnerabilities, Microsoft now recommends only using secure LDAP (LDAPS, LDAP over SSL) connections to DCs. In Chapter 15, I have demonstrated how we enable secure LDAP access with an on-prem DC. Azure AD DS also supports secure LDAP connections. Most of the time the LDAP connection to Azure AD DS will be initiated over the public internet. So, it is important to have encryption in place to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.

In this section, I am going to demonstrate how to enable secure LDAP for Azure AD DS. Before we start, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  1. A valid Azure subscription...
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