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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

Evaluating the present business requirements

There can be one or many reasons why a business is looking to extend their on-prem AD to Azure AD. The most common reasons can be as follows:

  • Use of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications
  • Cloud migration
  • Features
  • Security

Let's go ahead and explore each of the above in detail:

  • Use of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications: This is one of the most common reasons for an organization to start using the Azure AD hybrid model. With the maturity of the cloud, lots of software vendors started to move into the SaaS market. Most of these solutions are now available through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

    Due to HA, less management, scalability, and cost, most organizations do not hesitate to move into SaaS applications. Every SaaS application requires authentication to handle access permissions. By extending on-prem AD to Azure AD, users are able to use their existing domain logins to...

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