Azure Active Directory Best Practices

by Daniel Ruberg
by Daniel Ruberg
December 22 Blog

Azure Active Directory allows organizations to extend their on-premises directory services to the Microsoft Cloud. User identities, passwords, and attributes are synchronized to allow a simple, single user workflow when accessing cloud applications.

Thorough analysis and planning elements are required when extending your environment to ensuring the security standards for your organization are met (or exceeded).  Although there are many features within Azure and Office 365, for security and simplicity we’ve outlined the top 5 best practices for Azure AD, most of which do not require a premium license.

These best practices will cover the following topics:

  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Various AAD Configuration Settings
  • Self-Service Password Reset
  • Logging, Monitoring, and Alerting
  • Baseline User Groups
  • Company Branding
Daniel Ruberg
Author

Daniel has over 8 years of Network Administration and Engineering experience. He finished his undergraduate degree in Computer Management Information Systems from Liberty University in 2008. He's obtained several industry leading certifications including: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), AZ-300 & AZ-301: Microsoft® Azure Solutions Architect Expert, AZ-500: Microsoft® Azure Security Technologies, Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Daniel has deployed, managed, and migrated several production workloads to Microsoft Azure utilizing the latest technologies that the Microsoft cloud has to offer.

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