A common challenge when building cloud applications is how to manage the credentials in your code for authenticating to cloud services. In this course, you will learn about managed identities for Azure resources that solve this problem for you.
Security is job zero for everyone in the field of Information Technology these days, whether you work as a Developer or as a Solutions Architect. In this course, Implementing Managed identities for Microsoft Azure Resources, you’ll learn how to leverage managed identities to securely connect to instances of Microsoft Azure services that trust Azure AD authentication. First, you’ll learn the fundamentals of managed identities and what problem they solve. Next, you’ll explore how to create and enable managed identities for supported Azure services and connect to various Azure services without the need to store any credentials in your application code. Finally, you’ll discover how secure connections are established when you use managed identities. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have foundational knowledge of managed identities for Azure resources that will help you as you move forward to build credential free and secure cloud-native applications on the Microsoft Azure platform.
With a Bachelor of Engineering (IT) from Mumbai University, Manoj is currently working with Microsoft Australia as a Cloud Solutions Architect. In his current role, he enables Cloud and Enterprise Customers to design, position, sell and deploy and troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions. Prior to Microsoft, Manoj worked with AWS as an Ecosystem Solutions Architect, as an AWS Senior Technical Trainer, and as Technical Instructor with DDLS, Sydney specializing on Microsoft Infrastructure Solutions.
Course Overiew Hi everyone. My name is Manoj Ravikumar Nair, and welcome to my course, Implementing Managed Identities for Microsoft Azure Resources. I work as a cloud solutions architecture at Microsoft Australia. A common challenge when building cloud- native, mission-critical applications is to manage credentials in your application code for authenticating to other instances of cloud services. Wouldn't it be great if we can eliminate the need for storing credentials in the first place? Well, this course walks you through the implementation of managed identities and helps you configure them on various Azure services, an awesome feature that will keep you, as well your security teams, happy while deploying mission-critical workloads on Azure. Some of the major topics that we will cover include understanding the need for managed identities, types of managed identities available, configuring managed identities on Azure services, and understanding how secure connections are established. By the end of this course, you will be comfortable to use managed identities to keep your application code credentials-free while working other instances of Azure services that rely on the Azure Active Directory authentication and role-based access control. From here, continue your learning journey by dialing into Azure security with courses on Designing Identity Management for Microsoft Azure, Designing Authentication and Authorization for Microsoft Azure. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn more about managed identities with the Implementing Managed Identities for Microsoft Azure Resources course, here at Pluralsight.