Microsoft Azure Security – Study Notes

A collection of all my study notes and lab work while working towards passing the badge Microsoft Certified Security Engineer Associate by passing the AZ-500 exam

These notes are in no order and are not focused towards any exam content other than sharing my experience of configuring and automating security within Azure in the run up to the final exam.

  1. Azure – Setup Azure Blueprints
  2. Azure – Advisor
  3. Azure – AD Identity Protection
  4. Azure – Install and Configure Antimalware On A Virtual Machine
  5. Creating Security Baselines In Microsoft Azure
  6. Azure – Log Analytics Workspace and AzureVirtual Machine Agent Install
  7. Azure – Access Control and Role Assignment
  8. Azure – Configure Management Locks – Prevent Accidental Deletion Of Core Resources
  9. AZURE – Control Storage Access by Networks
  10. Azure – Update Management
  11. Azure – Monitoring Alert On Virtual Machine CPU Usage
  12. Azure – Register An Application in AD and Generate App Password
  13. Azure – Activity Log
  14. Azure – Route Tables – How To Force Traffic Down A Specific Route
  15. Azure – Content Trust in ACR and Roles
  16. Azure – Creating Key Vaults
  17. Azure – Create Kubernetes Cluster with ACR Integration
  18. Azure – Monitor / Alerts – Create Action Group to Notify Admin/User by SMS & Email
  19. Azure – Security Center and Pricing
  20. Azure Conditional Access Policies – Greyed Out
  21. Azure – Configure Web App Custom Domain and TLS
  22. Azure – Configure Web App and Licenses
  23. AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies – EXAM PASSED!!!

MS365 – Azure AD – Dynamic Groups and Expiration Settings

Maintain groups in Azure AD with dynamic groups and set expiration settings.

Example scenario : Controlling remote access to sub contractors working on a short term project. The project owner should remove all access for sub contractors after the project completes

How to guide :

If we combine Dynamic Groups and Expiration settings, we can automatically populate groups and then invoke regular check to maintain groups are still required. Group owners will be reminded regularly to verify groups are required. Owners will have a better understanding of who has access and this help assist with your security policies.

Dynamic Group Example

Steps: Azure Active Directory > New Group > Type : Office 365 > Name, Description, Dynamic User > Owner > Dynamic user Members

Group Name : Sub Contractors    – Set the value for department equals “Sub Contractor”

Dynamic User Members    – Add Experssion

(user.department -eq “Sub Contractor”)

Configure Group lifetime / Expiration Settings

Steps: Azure Active Directory > Groups > Expiration > Days > No Owner email > Selected > Group > Save

“Renewal notifications are emailed to group owners 30 days, 15 days, and one day prior to group expiration. Group owners must have Exchange licenses to receive notification emails. If a group is not renewed, it is deleted along with its associated content from sources such as Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, and PowerBI.” Info from the portal Expiration settings.

Azure – Access Control and Role Assignment

This example shows how to assign a user/group a role to admin virtual machines in a resource group.

How to steps..

Select “Resource Group” > IAM > Add > Select user or group and select a role – Ok

Azure – Register An Application in AD and Generate App Password

How to guide, in Azure register an application in AD and generate app password

In the Azure portal, browse to Azure Active Directory > App Registrations

New Registration

Enter Application details and account types

Next Click > Certificates & Secrets > New client secret

Enter description and Expirey > Click Add

Make sure to copy the value. You can then sign in as the application with the App ID and value.

Azure Conditional Access Policies – Greyed Out

Problem : Azure Conditional Access + “New policy” is greyed out.

Reason : To use Azure Conditional Access Policies, you require “Azure AD Premium”

Solution : License and Setup Azure AD Premium. You are able to setup Azure AD Premium on a 30 Day trial before incurring additional costs

Activate using Free 30 day trial option shown below.

AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator – EXAM PASSED!!!

Jan 16, 2020

AZ-103: Microsoft Azure ADMINISTRATOR

EXAM PASSED!!!

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