John’s Masterclass has been a uniquely interesting, absorbing and rewarding experience: top quality training materials and lots of interaction with John and fellow attendees. I’ve come away with all expectations exceeded and feeling confident that I will now be able to address a number of challenges in my company environment.
Vladimir, IDM Development Lead, UK
Available as a private course
John Craddock's Identity Masterclass is currently only available as a private training course.
Who is John Craddock’s Microsoft Identity Masterclass for?
The 5-day Microsoft Identity Masterclass is for those who wish to learn how identity solutions offered by Azure Active Directory, on-premises AD FS and AD can help you build identity systems for the future.
What will I learn?
The Microsoft Identity Masterclass with John Craddock dives deep into:
Authentication protocols and associated trouble-shooting
Managing Azure AD using the portals, PowerShell and graph APIs
Hybrid considerations including web app proxy, pass-through authentication and AD FS
Working with SaaS, WS-federation, OAuth2.0 apps, and supporting WIA apps in a claims environment
Enabling B2B and B2C
Application developers who are tasked with integrating authentication and authorization with Microsoft Azure and/or on-premises AD FS will greatly benefit from the detailed coverage. Code development is not included in the class, but you will learn about all of the configuration requirements.
About John Craddock’s Identity Masterclass
The Identity Masterclass is a high-energy, action-packed deep dive into Microsoft Azure AD, crammed with solid information and tips. John will help build your knowledge and consolidate your new skills with 37 hands-on labs. See course outline tab above for exactly what you’ll learn.
Through the extensive use of hands-on labs, attendees will learn fundamentals and principles, and how to deploy and troubleshoot solutions. In-depth knowledge will be gained through the use of tools such as Fiddler, to analyze and understand the protocol flows.
The hands-on labs are all run in a cloud-based virtual environment that will be available to you for 60 days after the course is completed. This will allow you to do the labs again and test out other ideas.
At the end of the course you will:
Understand how the identity solutions offered by Azure Active Directory, on-premises AD FS and AD can help you build identity systems for the future using protocols that include OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0
Know how to authenticate and provide authorization factors to applications that can be located on-premises or in the cloud. The source of identity of the users could be from your own corporate network, your Azure AD domain, a partner organization and/or a social identity provider such as Facebook or Google.
Post-course, you’ll have:
A pdf of the hands-on manual and slides used during the Masterclass
60 days’ access (from the first day of the Masterclass) to 37 hands-on labs in a cloud-based virtual environment
About John Craddock
John Craddock is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and has been involved in Microsoft solutions since the early days of Windows and Windows NT. John spoke on Active Directory at the Windows 2000 launch events and has focused on identity solutions since the first release of AD FS for Windows Server 2003.
He is an identity and security architect and has been involved in many IT projects for industry leaders including Microsoft, the UK Government and multi-nationals. He is a well-known international speaker, and has delivered this Masterclass to professionals throughout the world.
Here’s what delegates on the Masterclass which took place in Redmond, WA, in October 2019 thought about it:
This course is available as live instructor-led training in the classroom.
After a comprehensive introduction to today’s identity challenges and solutions you will learn the details of the authentication protocols. This in-depth coverage of the protocols will allow you troubleshoot any problems you may encounter when deploying solutions. As we go through the hands-on labs you will be expected to troubleshoot any problems you may encounter.
Day 1 hands-on labs include:
Creating an Azure Active Directory
Capturing and analysing HTTP/HTTPS sessions using Fiddler
Enabling Kerberos on a website
Troubleshooting Kerberos network traffic using Wireshark
Tracing the WS-federation protocol
After completing our investigation of the protocols, you will learn how to configure the Azure Active Directory to meet your requirements. You’ll discover how to manage the Azure AD through the Azure Portal, using PowerShell and the GraphAPIs. After adding custom domains and branding to your Azure AD, you will see how to enhance security and the user experience using role based access control, self-service password resets, MFA and Azure AD Identity Protection.
Day 2 hands-on labs include:
Investigating OpenID Connect
Adding custom domains to Azure AD
Branding your portal
Managing Azure AD with PowerShell
Using Graph Explorer
Scoped role based access control
Self-service password resets
Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication
You will start the day by deploying Azure AD Connect to synchronize on-premises AD users to Azure AD. We will then investigate pass-through authentication and the new SSO capabilities provided by Azure AD Connect. You will learn about the SSO capabilities of Windows 10 when it is joined to Azure AD and how Windows Hello can eliminate the need for passwords.
At this stage, we have a solid identity infrastructure and now it’s time to make applications available to our users.
You will start by deploying a SaaS app to your users; configuring groups, assignments and self-service application management. You will then deploy your own applications into Azure AD using both WS-Federation and OpenID Connect / Oauth2.0.
Day 3 hands-on labs include:
Installing and configuring synchronization with Azure AD Connect
Investigating pass-through authentication
Working with SaaS applications
Self-service application management
Configuring a WS-Federation App with Azure AD
Configuring an Open ID Connect / OAuth 2.0 app with Azure AD
The day start by diving deeper into the application model and learning about managing permissions, roles, groups, delegation and consent. You will discover how to turn your application into a multi-tenant app and make it available to all users from all Azure AD tenants. You will the go on to work with the Azure AD Application Proxy to publish applications to the Internet. We will end the day by configuring AD FS and the Web Application Proxy on Server 2016.
Day 4 hands-on labs include:
Managing permission roles and groups
Defining WebAPI permissions
Publishing a claims-aware application with the Azure AD application proxy
Publishing an application using Windows Authentication via Kerberos Constrained Delegation
Configuring AD FS and the WAP
As we now have AD FS operational, the day starts by using Azure AD Connect to establish federated SSO for our on-premises AD users. You will then learn about managing AD FS claims and how to configure an OpenID Connect /OAuth 2.0 application to work with Azure AD. We will then stretch our boundaries and see how Azure AD can open access to consumers (B2C) and businesses (B2B).
Day 5 hands-on labs include:
Enabling Federated SSO
Installing and configuring an OpenID Connect app on AD FS
Managing claims AD FS claims rules
Creating a B2C directory
Multi-tenant versus federated applications
Managing B2B invitations and guest users
Taking over an unmanaged tenant
Discover why John Craddock’s Microsoft Identity Masterclass is so highly recommended by students:
To gain the maximum from this class and the hands-on labs, you will need hands-on system administrator’s skills. For example, you will need to know how to:
Create and manage groups, OUs and group policies in on-premises AD
Perform basic server/DC troubleshooting (for example check if a service is running, and restart it)
Add a DNS record
Add an URL to a browser’s Intranet zone
Excellent content and very thorough. The course shows the background mechanics for application and session management in Azure. It fills in a lot of grey areas.
Rich, IT Systems Architecture, US John Craddock's Identity Masterclass - live in the classroom, 2019
The course was excellent.John is extremely knowledgeable, and takes the time to understand his students and some of the pain points they are going through.
Christopher, Senior Director, US John Craddock's Identity Masterclass - live in the classroom, 2019
Excellent! Had a great time learning all this. Thank you.
Maarten, Azure Consultant, Netherlands John Craddock's Identity Masterclass - live in the classroom, 2019