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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

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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


Azure AD is a Microsoft-managed, cloud-based, and multi-tenant directory service. It can be used in a cloud-only infrastructure or in a hybrid infrastructure. When used in a hybrid infrastructure, it allows us to use the same identities so that we can work with resources on-prem and in the cloud. It extends local AD infrastructure functionalities to the cloud.

In this chapter, we learned what Azure AD DS is and what its capabilities are. We also looked into the different types of sign-in options that we can use in a hybrid setup, including password hash synchronization, pass-through authentication, and SSO. After that, we looked at a step-by-step guide for integrating our on-prem directory service with Azure AD. We also learned how to set up secure LDAP with an Azure AD managed domain and how to improve the resiliency of the Azure AD managed domain by using replica sets. In this chapter, I was only able to demonstrate a very limited number of features and capabilities...

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