A new post on cloud security from the GEANT Cloud Team has been published, focusing on Microsoft Azure and the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) identity management.
This document addresses another important aspect of cloud security – identity management. While the concepts are common, the implementation approach varies for each cloud provider. This document concentrates on Microsoft Azure and provides an overview of Microsoft’s approach to identity management and some of the key security services and resources it provides to cloud architects.
The foundation of Microsoft’s approach is Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service, which helps employees sign in and securely access resources in Azure. The following are some of the key elements related to implementing identity management using Azure AD.