Active Directory Fundamentals

Managing shared resources

Introduction When sharing resources in a common network, the biggest concern is delegating access levels to those resources. Permissions management is a critical security process since any pitfalls can make the organizations prone to data breaches. For example, consider a…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Integrating AD with LDAP

Introduction Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that stores information about objects on the network in a logical and hierarchical manner. Administrators control and manage access to network resources based on the permissions assigned to the AD user role.
Active Directory Fundamentals

Active Directory Groups: An explanation

What are Active Directory groups? Active Directory is a Microsoft technology that is used to implement directory services. It is a feature of the Windows Server and one of the most popular on-premise directory services, which provides functionalities to store and handle…
Active Directory Fundamentals

What is Azure Active Directory?

Azure Active Directory: Introduction Azure Active Directory is a multi-tenant, cloud-based directory and identity management service provided by Microsoft. It offers identity and access capabilities for applications running in both Microsoft Azure and in an on-premises…
Active Directory Fundamentals

DNS and Active Directory

What is AD DNS? Domain Name System (DNS) is a name resolution method that is used to resolve hostnames to IP addresses. It is used on TCP/IP networks and across the internet. DNS is a namespace. Active Directory is built on DNS. DNS namespace is used internet-wide while…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Microsoft Hello

For quite a long time, we have been following the routine of typing in a password for accessing our computers. Strong password requirements make us set complex passwords which we often tend to forget, and then we frantically chase the administrator to reset our forgotten…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Active Directory Certificate Services

What you will learn from this article Before we delve into the Active Directory Certificate Services, let us understand certificates. A digital certificate and a traditional certificate have quite a few similarities. The certificates contain the issuing authority’s…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Microsoft Passport

Using a password is a common approach to protect and secure a resource. However, the use and maintenance of a password have its shortcomings. One challenge is the difficulty in remembering passwords, more so, if the complexity requirements are in place.