Microsoft Azure Administrator – Step by step Manage Azure Active Directory Identities (part 1 of 17)

Lab scenario

In order to allow Contoso users to authenticate by using Azure AD, you have been tasked with provisioning users and group accounts. Membership of the groups should be updated automatically based on the user job titles. You also need to create a test Azure AD tenant with a test user account and grant that account limited permissions to resources in the Contoso Azure subscription.

Objectives

In this lab, you will:

  • Task 1: Create and configure Azure AD users
  • Task 2: Create Azure AD groups with assigned and dynamic membership
  • Task 3: Create an Azure Active Directory (AD) tenant
  • Task 4: Manage Azure AD guest users

Estimated timing: 30 minutes

Architecture diagram

Instructions

Task 1: Create and configure Azure AD users

In this task, you will create and configure Azure AD users.

Note: If you have previously used the Trial license for Azure AD Premium on this Azure AD Tenant you will need a new Azure AD Tenant and perform the Task 2 after Task 3 in that new Azure AD tenant.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

2. In the Azure portal, search for and select Azure Active Directory.

3. On the Azure Active Directory blade, scroll down to the Manage section, click User settings, and review available configuration options.

4. On the Azure Active Directory blade, in the Manage section, click Users, and then click your user account to display its Profile settings.

5. Click edit, in the Settings section, set Usage location to United States and click save to apply the change.

Note: This is necessary in order to assign an Azure AD Premium P2 license to your user account later in this lab.

6. Navigate back to the Users – All users blade, and then click + New user

7. Create a new user with the following settings (leave others with their defaults):

SettingValue
User nameaz104-01a-aaduser1
Nameaz104-01a-aaduser1
Let me create the passwordenabled
Initial passwordPa55w.rd1234
Usage locationUnited States
Job titleCloud Administrator
DepartmentIT

8. In the list of users, click the newly created user account to display its blade.

9. Review the options available in the Manage section and note that you can identify the Azure AD roles assigned to the user account as well as the user account’s permissions to Azure resources.

10. In section, click Assigned roles, then click + Add assignment button and assign the User administrator role to test1.the Manage

Note: You also have the option of assigning Azure AD roles when provisioning a new user

11. Open an InPrivate browser window and sign in to the Azure portal using the newly created user account. When prompted to update the password, change the password for the user.

Note: Rather than typing the user name (including the domain name), you can paste the content of Clipboard.

12. In the InPrivate browser window, in the Azure portal, search for and select Azure Active Directory.

 Note: While this user account can access the Azure Active Directory tenant, it does not have any access to Azure resources. This is expected, since such access would need to be granted explicitly by using Azure Role-Based Access Control.

13. In the InPrivate browser window, on the Azure AD blade, scroll down to the Manage section, click User settings, and note that you do not have permissions to modify any configuration options.

14. In the InPrivate browser window, on the Azure AD blade, in the Manage section, click Users, and then click + New user.

15. Create a new user with the following settings (leave others with their defaults):

SettingValue
User nameTest2
NameTest2
Let me create the passwordenabled
Initial passwordAbc@1234
Usage locationUnited States
Job titleCloud Administrator
DepartmentIT

16. Sign out as the az104-01a-aaduser1 user from the Azure portal and close the InPrivate browser window

Task 2: Create Azure AD groups with assigned and dynamic membership In this task, you will create Azure Active Directory groups with assigned and dynamic membership

In this task, you will create Azure Active Directory groups with assigned and dynamic membership

  1. Back in the Azure portal where you are signed in with your user account, navigate back to the Overview blade of the Azure AD tenant and, in the Manage section, click Licenses.
  2. In the Manage section, click All products

3. Click + Try/Buy and activate the free trial of Azure AD Premium P2.

4. Refresh the browser window to verify that the activation was successful.

5. From the Licenses – All products blade, select the Azure Active Directory Premium P2 entry, and assign all license options of Azure AD Premium P2 to your user account and the two newly created user accounts.

6. In the Azure portal, navigate back to the Azure AD tenant blade and click Groups.

7. Use the + New group button to create a new group with the following settings:

SettingValue
Group typeSecurity
Group nameIT Cloud Administrators
Group descriptionIT cloud administrators
Membership typeDynamic User

Note: If the Membership type drop-down list is grayed out, wait a few minutes and refresh the browser page.

8. Click Add dynamic query.

9. On the Configure Rules tab of the Dynamic membership rules blade, create a new rule with the following settings

SettingValue
PropertyjobTitle
OperatorEquals
Valuecloud administrators

10. Save the rule by clicking +Add expression and Save. Back on the New Group blade, click Create

11. Back on the Groups – All groups blade of the Azure AD tenant, click the + New group button and create a new group with the following settings

SettingValue
Group typeSecurity
Group nameIT System Administrators
Group descriptionContoso IT system administrators
Membership typeDynamic User

12.  Click Add dynamic query.

13. On the Configure Rules tab of the Dynamic membership rules blade, create a new rule with the following settings:

SettingValue
PropertyjobTitle
OperatorEquals
ValueSystem administrators

14. Save the rule by clicking +Add expression and Save. Back on the New Group blade, click Create.

15. Back on the Groups – All groups blade of the Azure AD tenant, click the + New group button, and create a new group with the following settings:

SettingValue
Group typeSecurity
Group nameIT Lab Administrators
Group descriptionContoso IT Lab administrators
Membership typeAssigned

16. Click No members selected

17. From the Add members blade, search and select the IT Cloud Administrators and IT System Administrators groups and, back on the New Group blade, click Create

18. Back on the Groups – All groups blade, click the entry representing the IT Cloud Administrators group and, on then display its Members blade. Verify that the test1 appears in the list of group members.

Note: You might experience delays with updates of the dynamic membership groups. To expedite the update, navigate to the group blade, display its Dynamic membership rules blade, Edit the rule listed in the Rule syntax textbox by adding a whitespace at the end, and Save the change.

Task 3: Create an Azure Active Directory (AD) tenant

In this task, you will create a new Azure AD tenant.

  1. In the Azure portal, search for and select Azure Active Directory

2. Click Manage tenant, and then on the next screen, click + Create, and specify the following setting

SettingValue
Directory typeAzure Active Directory

3. Click Next : Configuration

SettingValue
Organization nameContoso Lab .ex: labzue
Initial domain nameany valid DNS name consisting of lower case letters and digits and starting with a letter ex: Labx0411.onmicrosoft.com
Country/RegionUnited States

Note: The Initial domain name should not be a legitimate name that potentially matches your organization or another. The green check mark in the Initial domain name text box will indicate that the domain name you typed in is valid and unique.

Task 4: Manage Azure AD guest users.

In this task, you will create Azure AD guest users and grant them access to resources in an Azure subscription.

1. In the Azure portal displaying the Contoso Lab Azure AD tenant, in the Manage section, click Users, and then click + New user

2. Create a new user with the following settings (leave others with their defaults):

SettingValue
User nameTest3
NameTest3
Let me create the passwordenabled
Initial passwordAbc@1234
Job titleSystem Administrator
DepartmentIT

3. Click on the newly created profile.

NoteCopy to clipboard the full User Principal Name (user name plus domain). You will need it later in this task.

4. Switch back to your default Azure AD tenant by using the Directory + Subscription button (directly to the right of the Cloud Shell button) in the Azure portal toolbar.

5. Switch back to your default Azure AD tenant by using the Directory + Subscription button (directly to the right of the Cloud Shell button) in the Azure portal toolbar.

6. Invite a new guest user with the following settings (leave others with their default

SettingValue
NameTest3
Email addressTest3@Labx0411.onmicrosoft.com
Usage locationUnited States
Job titleLab Administrator
DepartmentIT

7. Click Invite.

8. Back on the Users – All users blade, click the entry representing the newly created guest user account.

9. On the az104-01b-aaduser1 – Profile blade, click Groups.

10. Click + Add membership and add the guest user account to the IT Lab Administrators group.

Task 5: Clean up resources

Note: Remember to remove any newly created Azure resources that you no longer use. Removing unused resources ensures you will not incur unexpected costs. While, in this case, there are no additional charges associated with Azure Active Directory tenants and their objects, you might want to consider removing the user accounts, the group accounts, and the Azure Active Directory tenant you created in this lab.

1.In the Azure Portal search for Azure Active Directory in the search bar. Within Azure Active Directory under Manage select Licenses. Once at Licenses under Manage select All Products and then select Azure Active Directory Premium P2 item in the list. Proceed by then selecting Licensed Users. Select the user accounts az104-01a-aaduser1 and az104-01a-aaduser2 to which you assigned licenses in this lab, click Remove license, and, when prompted to confirm, click OK.

2. In the Azure portal, navigate to the Users – All users blade, click the entry representing the az104-01b-aaduser1 guest user account, on the az104-01b-aaduser1 – Profile blade click Delete, and, when prompted to confirm, click OK

3. Repeat the same sequence of steps to delete the remaining user accounts you created in this lab.

4. Navigate to the Groups – All groups blade, select the groups you created in this lab, click Delete, and, when prompted to confirm, click OK.

5. In the Azure portal, display the blade of the Contoso Lab Azure AD tenant by using the Directory + Subscription button (directly to the right of the Cloud Shell button) in the Azure portal toolbar.

6. Navigate to the Users – All users blade, click the entry representing the test3 user account, on the test3 – Profile blade click Delete, and, when prompted to confirm, click OK.

7. Navigate to the Contoso Lab – Overview blade of the Contoso Lab Azure AD tenant, click Manage tenant and then on the next screen, click Delete tenant, click the Get permission to delete Azure resources link, on the Properties blade of Azure Active Directory, set Access management for Azure resources to Yes and click Save.

8. Sign out from the Azure portal and sign in back.

9. Navigate back to the Delete tenant ‘Contoso Lab’ blade and click Delete.

Note: You will have to wait for the trial license expiration before you can delete the tenant. This does not incur any additional cost.

Review

In this lab, you have:

  • Created and configured Azure AD users
  • Created Azure AD groups with assigned and dynamic membership
  • Created an Azure Active Directory (AD) tenant
  • Managed Azure AD guest users