2.4. Describe Azure identity, access, and security

The skill “2.4. Describe Azure Identity, Access, and Security” focuses on the Azure services related to identity and access management, as well as security. These services enable users to manage access to Azure resources and applications, as well as to secure their data and applications in the cloud.

Azure Identity and Access Management (IAM) Services:

  1. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD): Azure AD is a cloud-based identity and access management service that provides users with a single sign-on to access multiple applications and services. It enables users to manage identities, secure access to resources, and integrate with other cloud-based services.
  2. Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): Azure RBAC enables users to grant permissions to users, groups, and applications, based on their roles or job functions. It enables users to assign roles to resources and control access to resources at a granular level.
  3. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Azure MFA provides an additional layer of security for users accessing applications and services in Azure. It requires users to provide a second form of authentication, such as a phone call, text message, or mobile app, in addition to a password.

Azure Security Services:

  1. Azure Security Center: Azure Security Center is a unified security management solution that enables users to monitor and protect their Azure resources and applications. It provides advanced threat protection, security assessments, and security recommendations to help users improve their security posture.
  2. Azure Firewall: Azure Firewall is a managed, cloud-based network security service that provides advanced threat protection for inbound and outbound traffic. It enables users to create, enforce, and log application and network connectivity policies.
  3. Azure Key Vault: Azure Key Vault is a cloud-based service that enables users to securely store and manage cryptographic keys, certificates, and secrets. It provides a secure and centralized location for managing keys and secrets, enabling users to control access to sensitive data.

Understanding Azure Identity, Access, and Security services is essential for anyone working with Azure infrastructure and services. These services provide a range of tools and capabilities that enable users to manage access to resources, secure their data, and protect their applications from threats.