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Microsoft Azure Security by Roberto Freato

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Chapter 2. Identity and Access Management for Users

Microsoft Azure is a comprehensive set of services used to build complex infrastructures on Cloud Services.

In this chapter, we are going to explore the Identity and Access Management (IAM) mechanisms to control the resources of the Azure Platform, while discussing the following:

  • IAM in the current portal
  • IAM in the Preview portal
  • Advanced authentication

Despite the definition of old and new, a portal can suggest which one is the future of a platform. In this chapter, we will cover both, so as to let users decide which one to use.

Note

Microsoft Azure Management Portal is a web-based application where Azure subscribers usually go to manage their Cloud resources.

The first Management Portal was a Silverlight-based ...

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