Managing Cloud Identities in Office 365

This course introduces and explores the management and configuration of Office 365 identities by using the Office 365 Admin Center, Azure AD Admin Center, and PowerShell.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 9, 2018
Duration
42m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 9, 2018
Duration
42m
Description

Implementing a plan to ensure only authorized users access your Office 365 tenant is important for the safety of your company information. In this course, Managing Cloud Identities in Office 365, you’ll explore how to provide users access to Office 365 using a secure authentication method. This authentication method will require a password policy that includes complexity requirements, expiration of passwords, and ways to reset passwords. First, you'll explore how to manage users individually, and by adding them to a security group. That security group can be used to determine which tasks the members can perform and what they have access to after logging into your Office 365 tenant. Then, you'll dive into the configuration options associated with them, including licensing, location, and even when to remove their accounts. Finally, you'll examine the management of password policies, and the creation and management of users and security groups, which can be done through the Office 365 Admin Center, Azure AD Admin Center, or the Azure AD PowerShell management console. By the end of this course, you’ll understand which tools are best for performing all of these management tasks.

About the author
About the author

Brian Alderman is a Microsoft MVP, and has his Master's in Computer Information Systems. Since 1995, he has held several Microsoft certifications that currently include; MCT, MCSE for SharePoint, MCSA for Office 365, MCITP for SQL Server(R), MCSA and MCSE for Windows Server(R), and also his PMP certification. Brian's publications include SQL Server 2000 Administration, SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out, and he is an active speaker at SharePoint Industry conferences including SharePoint Saturday's, SPLive, DevIntersection, SharePoint Fest, and Microsoft Ignite.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Brian Alderman and welcome to my course on Managing Cloud Identities in Office 365. I'm a Microsoft MVP and MCT and author, international speaker and a consultant for my own company called MicroTechPoint. Now as an IT pro, ensuring only authorized users access your tenant is a critical part of your job. You'll discover in this course different ways for managing your users, either individually or by using security groups. The management of the users can be completed using the Office 365 Admin Center or from within PowerShell, and within PowerShell you can manage individual settings or multiple users in bulk. This course will provide an understanding of the available password configuration options, multi-factor authentication, or MFA, and how to add, manage, and remove users using both of these tools. Some of the major topics that we will cover include configuring password settings, including expiration, complexity, and even how to reset passwords. Also creating and managing users and security groups in Office 365, along with working with PowerShell to manage passwords, users, and security groups. By the end of this course, you'll know how to configure the available password settings for Office 365 users, how to manage your users individually or through the use of security groups, and how to manage users in bulk using a csv file from within PowerShell. You'll also see the most popular password in user settings configured and managed from the Azure AD PowerShell console. Now before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Office 365 and I suggest you have an Office 365 tenant that you can use to perform these Office 365 configurations as you learn them. In addition, a basic understanding of PowerShell will be very helpful. Well I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about how to provide secure access to Office 365 with the Managing Cloud Identities in Office 365 course here at Pluralsight.