Azure AD cloud authentication with John Craddock

Watch international identity guru John Craddock’s webinar about Azure AD cloud authentication options

Note: This webinar was recorded before Microsoft rebranded Azure AD to Microsoft Entra ID but it still has relevant and useful information.

Azure AD cloud authentication is an important component of John Craddock’s acclaimed Microsoft Identity Masterclass. In this recording of a webinar, first broadcast in 2018, John covers some key topics and provides answers to questions frequently asked by Masterclass students.

Office 365, corporate applications, or collaborative applications hosted by a partner are just some of the reasons your users may be signing in to Azure Active Directory. When you sign in to Azure AD, Cloud fault tolerance, scalability, and enhanced security are built-in. But:

  • Are you using the best authentication options for your cloud-only and hybrid users?
  • Are you leveraging single-sign-on (SSO) for all your applications and services?
  • Do you know how to strengthen your security through the use of multi-factor authentication, self-service password reset, banned password detection, and conditional access?

Configured correctly, Azure AD offers SSO to applications and services

When a user signs in to Azure AD this is just the start of a cloud journey that, if configured correctly, will provide SSO for the user to a plethora of applications and services. A user may have an account that only exists in the cloud (cloud-only) or an account that is sourced from an on-premises Active Directory and synchronized to the cloud (hybrid-user). The applications and services could be hosted by your organization and located on-premises or in the cloud. Alternatively, the application and services may be hosted by a partner organization or third-party SaaS vendor.

We need to architect and deploy solutions that allow own our users and partner users to have SSO access to applications and services regardless of where those services are located. Combine SSO with a wealth of technologies that enhance security, and you will be building identity and access systems for the future, says John Craddock.

John Craddock
Presenter: John Craddock

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar recording will be invaluable for system admins, identity engineers, and architects who need to understand the potential and possibilities of Azure AD.

About John Craddock

A Microsoft MVP, John Craddock has been involved in Microsoft solutions since the early days of Windows. As an identity and security architect, he has worked on numerous IT projects for industry-leading multi-nationals. He is a well-known and acclaimed international speaker, writer, and instructor of the immensely popular Identity Masterclass. Follow John on Twitter! @john_craddock

John’s acclaimed Identity Masterclass is now available via Zoom