June 18, 2014
Summary: As the cloud services offering in Azure have continued to evolve, so to have the options for authentication to leverage these services. There is quite a matrix of options possible with our current tooling, and even more in the third party side:
- Windows Azure Active Directory - What is it? How is it different from Windows Server Active Directory?
- ADFS - What is it? How can it be leveraged? What problems does it solve? When is it appropriate for use?
- DirSync - What is it? When should it be used? What problems does it solve?
- MultiFactor Authentication - When is this needed? How can I enable in o365 and/or Azure
Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode33.mp3
The Azure Qualification Guidelines is available at Microsoft Life Sciences page (scroll down all the way or use the direct link )
A blog post by Azure Networking Sr. PM Yu-Shun Wang to walk you through the configuration steps and examples of how you can connect your virtual networks together using the VNet-to-VNet feature.
Azure Security 101 session on the best practices designing for a cloud platform, clarifying the breakdown of responsibilities between Azure platform and Azure consumer - by Security Program Manager Ben Ridgway
Red vs. Blue – presentation on Azure internal security penetration testing by Principal Security Manager John Walton
Azure Automation: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Your Runbook Jobs :http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/06/12/azure-automation-monitoring-and-troubleshooting-your-runbook-jobs-2/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic&utm_term=BlogAutomation&utm_campaign=61314
Getting started with Azure Automation: http://www.nullsession.com/index.php/2014/05/getting-started-with-azure-automation/
Azure Automation – Using the assets : http://www.nullsession.com/index.php/2014/05/azure-automation-using-the-assets/
A blog post by Azure Networking Sr. PM Ganesh Srinivasan describing Why Azure used non-US IPv4 addresses in US regions