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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

Federation with Azure AD

Federation trusts between domains allow organizations to manage their own identities within their own environments. Azure AD also supports federation with on-prem AD. When a federation trust is in place, users can log in to Azure AD using the same on-prem AD passwords. With this method, on-prem users will always be authenticating via on-prem AD. We can use AD Federation Services (AD FS) or PingFederate to create federation trusts between Azure AD and on-prem AD.

In Chapter 13, I have explained how AD FS works with Azure AD and also demonstrated how to enable federation between Azure AD and AD FS. Please check Chapter 13 if you need more details.

Pass-through authentication

To create federation trusts between Azure AD and on-prem AD, quite a bit of work is involved. We need additional servers, SSL certificates, licenses, a HA solution, firewall changes, and advanced configurations. But Azure AD Pass-through Authentication allows organizations to...

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