When you sign up for a Microsoft cloud service, such as Azure, the tenant, an Azure Active Directory instance is created. The Azure Active Directory tenant represents your organization. It’s the first layer of our Azure cake.
Every Azure environment is built on top of an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenant. Azure AD is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service.
What is needed when engineering and deploying your solution? There’s a lot to it. Today, we’ll look at Azure AD from a fundamental perspective by looking at identity and security basics.
We need an identity to access and manage your Azure environment; this is essential for authentication and authorization. Authentication verifies who you are, whereas authorization determines what you can and cannot do.