Active Directory Identity in Azure and access management operations
These suggestions are current as of the date of publication, but they may change in the future. As Microsoft's products and services evolve, organizations should examine their identification procedures on a regular basis.
Main Operational Process
Assignment of owners to the key tasks in Azure
Managing Azure Active Directory necessitates the ongoing execution of important operational tasks and processes that aren't always part of a rollout. It's nevertheless critical that we set up these chores to keep our surroundings in good shape.
It is mandatory to assign an owner to activities that don't have one or alter ownership for tasks as we go over the list.
Identity synchronization of the On-premises system
The identification & solution of the synchronization issues
Support issues can be caused by unsolved synchronization faults that have been present for a long time. Troubleshooting synchronization errors gives an overview of the various types of sync failures, as well as some of the likely conditions that cause them and possible solutions.
Note: If a single human identity has numerous accounts as a result of a legacy domain migration, merger, or acquisition, we should only synchronize the account that the user uses on a daily basis, such as the account that they use to log into their computer.
In an ideal world, we'd strike a balance between the amount of items to synchronize and the rules' complexity.
If we're still using group filtering in production, we should switch to a different filtering method.
The disaster Recovery in Azure
The disaster recovery is also known as the sync failover. The provisioning process relies heavily on Azure AD Connect. Changes made on-premises will not be updated in the cloud if the Sync Server goes down for any reason, which may cause access issues for users. As a result, defining a failover plan that allows administrators to immediately resume synchronization if the sync server goes offline is critical. The following are some examples of such strategies:
Custom rules in Azure AD Connect allow us to govern the flow of attributes between on-premises and cloud objects. Overusing or misusing custom rules results into the many risks which can be very dangerous for the organisation.
They can be :
Licensing for Microsoft cloud services (Group based)
Licensing for Microsoft cloud services is simplified with Azure Active Directory's group-based licensing. In this way, IAM offers group infrastructure while delegating group management to the appropriate teams within the company. In Azure AD, we may set up group membership in a variety of methods, including:
The definition of service plans (license components) that should be enabled depending on job roles in the company is another facet of licensing management. Giving users access to service plans they don't need can lead to their seeing tools on the Office portal they haven't been trained for or shouldn't be utilizing. When provisioning OneDrive for Business to personnel who may not be allowed to share content, it might result in increased help desk volume, wasteful provisioning, and jeopardize our compliance and governance.
To define service plans for users, apply the following guidelines:
If we find any licensing errors, we should investigate and remedy any license assignment issues right away.
Lifecycle management IMA
If our current method does not account for new employees or employees who leave the company, we should implement dynamic group-based licensing and specify a group membership lifecycle. Finally, if we're using group-based licensing with on-premises groups that don't have lifecycle management, think about leveraging cloud groups to provide features like delegated ownership and attribute-based dynamic membership.
Apps assigned to the "All users" group
The All-users group may appear to contain solely Enterprise Employees, but it may actually have both Enterprise Employees and Guests.
Azure AD Connect delta sync cycle baseline
Understanding the volume of changes in our business is critical, as is ensuring that synchronization takes a reasonable amount of time.
The delta sync frequency is set to 30 minutes by default. If the delta sync takes more than 30 minutes on a regular basis, or if the delta sync performance of staging and production differs significantly, we should analyze and review the variables affecting Azure AD Connect performance.
Recommended reading for Azure AD Connect troubleshooting
A safe Identity infrastructure has five components. This list will assist us in swiftly identifying and implementing the steps required to secure and manage the lifecycle of identities and their entitlements in our company.