Connect your on-premises Active Directory deployment to a deployment of Azure Active Directory. Learn when to use Azure AD Connect.
- [Instructor] Now let's talk about a topic that's often…misunderstood and that's quite complex,…or has been very complex in the past for many organizations,…but has been greatly simplified recently in Azure.…Directory synchronization.…So in this video we're going to talk a little bit about…how directory synchronization gets applied,…what gets synchronized and how these functionalities…improve the experience of both administrators and end-users.…So first of all, what is directory synchronization.…Well, directory synchronization is the ability to…synchronize our directories in enterprises of any size…that have an on-premise solution to the cloud.…
Whenever we're referring to directory synchronization…in Azure, what we're trying to do is take our objects…that are on our on-premise environment,…and those objects are used for authentication,…essentially we're talking about users and groups,…and synchronizing them over to the cloud,…so that we can manage them by using our Azure cloud tools.…So directory synchronization is really the ability…
David shows how to implement and manage user and group accounts, join client computers, and implement single sign-on and multi-factor authentication. (Industry standard protocols such as SAML 2.0, WS-Federation, and OpenID Connect make sign-on possible on a variety of platforms.) To wrap up the course, David reviews the more advanced features in Azure AD and Azure AD Connect, including syncing on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD, and troubleshooting an Azure AD deployment.
- Directory as a service (DaaS)
- Using Azure AD management tools
- Creating an Azure Active directory
- Managing users and groups
- Enabling Active Directory self-service
- Implementing Azure AD authentication
- Running Active Directory reports