In this video, Pete Zerger demonstrates how to register for an Azure AD Premium trial, set up your Azure Active Directory test tenant, and configure with a custom domain name.
- [Lecturer] Now I'll demonstrate how to set up our test Azure AD tenant so we can enable Azure AD Premium and assign licenses to users. Now I've navigated to the Trial Sign-Up page for Azure AD and I'll begin by providing info on where my company is located, which determines which Azure region we'll be hosted in. Then we'll provide our details, name, business email address, business phone and our company name.
Finally, select our organization's size. When I click Next I'll be prompted to create my first user ID. This will be our first global administrator in our Azure AD Premium tenant. And you'll notice I'm given a standard on microsoft.com domain name. And I'll complete the registration by entering a password and clicking Create my account. Finally, you'll prove that you're not a robot and click Create an account.
Now you have an Azure AD Premium Plan 2 Trial. Once we have our trial in place we want to make this environment our own with a custom domain name. Now we'll log in with the account we just created, in my case, I'm going to access an environment I've already created to eliminate the waiting. Once in the Azure portal we'll click on Azure Active Directory and then on Domain names. We'll select Add a domain name and type the name of our custom domain.
For my test environment I may use a third level domain that includes the word test. I'll click Add Domain to add that domain, which will then prompt us to verify that we own this DNS domain. We'll use the information shown on the screen to verify our organization owns the domain name by adding this entry to the DNS zone on the authoritative DNS servers for the domain. The steps involved in adding this text record to your DNS zone depends on where it's hosted, the platform, the provider.
We'll not walk through these steps, but basically we need to sign in, add this DNS record to the test domain that we selected or have someone do this for us. We need to verify the record has propagated. While this could take time depending on your DNS server settings, oftentimes this is very quick, as little as a few seconds. Yours may take longer, maybe an hour or more. Once we verified the record has propagated we'll click the Verify button shown here.
When the process is complete we can return to Azure Active Directory, to Domain names where we'll find our custom domain has been verified.
In this course—the first in the series—Microsoft MVP Pete Zerger takes you through the basics of setting up endpoint protection. He begins by explaining how to set up Azure Active Directory Premium. Next, he goes into enabling multi-factor authentication, followed by setting conditions for secure access. To wrap up, Pete covers managing mobile devices with Intune, and publishing applications with Azure AD App Proxy.
- Setting up Azure Active Directory for an organization
- Enabling user-level and application-level multi-factor authentication
- Setting conditions for secure access
- Planning a mobile device management (MDM) strategy
- How Intune (standalone) MDM works
- How Intune mobile application management works
- Publishing applications with Azure AD App Proxy
- Assigning users and groups