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#Azure AD : All about Azure Active Directory

IT has moved from Datacenter Era to the Cloud Era. Focus of the organizations have been changed from one specific set of vendors to the open world of technology. Since Datacenter came in inception, Identity has played a vital role and always been used to treat as a backbone of IT. Now in the new era of multi-cloud environment, Identity is playing a centric role that itself is a new beginning of Identity that has been extended from IT backbone to user-experience oriented.

Microsoft had played a key role in datacenter era by Windows Server Active Directory and now again playing a crucial role in multi-cloud environment by offering Azure Active Directory. Microsoft Azure Active Directory in not only a directory service but it is a complete cloud service that can fulfill all your identity and authorization needs. However, you may find there are couple of things related to identity that can’t be fulfilled by native AAD features but it is continuously evolving.

In this era, organizations don’t need SME for everything but they need design SME who has board understanding of complete end-to end solution stack starting from infrastructure technologies to application technologies.

I have written a series of blog posts on Microsoft Azure AD and these posts mainly focus on how to do it or you can say step-by-step guides backed by real-time scenarios.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory

Azure AD Connect

SSO to SaaS

Application Proxy

Multi-factor Authentication

Self-service Password Management

Self-service group management

Access Panel/My Apps

Dynamic groups membership

Pricing, Licensing and Support

Conditional Access

Custom domain names

Company branding

Cloud App Discovery

Group-based licensing

Identity Protection Part I

Identity Protection Part II

Identity Protection Part III

Privileged Identity Management Part I

Privileged Identity Management Part II

Privileged Identity Management Part III

Azure Active Directory Domain Services Part I

Azure Active Directory Domain Services Part II

Azure Active Directory Domain Services Part III

Azure Active Directory Domain Services Part IV

Device Management – Azure AD Registering

Device Management – Azure AD Join

B2B Collaboration

B2B Licensing


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Above series of blog posts have covered most of the areas of Azure Active Directory. You can bookmark this blog post for any Azure AD need, I’ll try my level best to add new Azure AD related posts in this series.


#AzureAD : B2C

Azure Active Directory B2C is a new way of providing access to the business applications using web & Mobile apps to your business consumers. It provides flexibility to the business to have all types of consumers. Users to the business applications can be divide in three types.

  • Local Accounts (username & password, email account & password)
  • Enterprise Accounts (leverage enterprise accounts by using open standard protocols such as Open ID or SAML)
  • Social Accounts (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google etc.)

Let’s see how to create a B2C tenant and link this tenant with your Azure subscription.

Login to the Azure Portal (https://portal.azure.com) and search for “Azure Active Directory B2C”

Click on “Create”.

Select “Create a new Azure AD B2C Tenant”.

Fill the required details such as organization name, Initial domain name and select the country or region.

Once created, click on “here” to manage the new B2C directory.

You can see the notification to link your B2C tenant with Azure subscription.

To link B2C tenant with your Azure subscription. Select Azure subscription directory from the top right panel.

Now, again search for “Azure Active Directory B2C”.

Click on “Create”.

This time select “Link an existing Azure AD B2C Tenant to my Azure subscription”.

Select the existing Azure AD B2C tenant, select the Azure subscription and finally select the resource group, and then click on create.

Once done, you can open the Azure AD B2C settings.

Now, you can observe that hidden option have ben enabled.

If you would like to add social accounts, go to the “Identity providers” and click on “+ Add”.

Now, give the name of your choice and select the identity provider.

In the next step, you have to provide “Client Id” and “Client Secret”. For example, if you want to add Facebook then first Add the new App. For more information click here.