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The Microsoft Identity Cookbook is a collection of orchestration recipes to help organizations adopt cloud-based identity providers.

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

March 21, 2024

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Strata Identity has announced a Microsoft Identity Cookbook that aims to help enterprises securely move authentication from on-premises Microsoft Active Directory to the cloud-based Microsoft Entra ID. The recipes will also help enterprises extend Entra ID to on-premises legacy Windows applications that do not support modern cloud identity protocols.

The Cookbook includes orchestration recipes to help security teams automate and simplify the process of modernizing applications from Active Directory to Entra ID. Since the recipes work within Strata's Maverics Identity Orchestration platform, security teams don't need to rewrite application code or require users to install third-party plugins, Strata said in a statement.

Supported use cases include protecting and migrating .NET applications and retiring Microsoft Active Directory NTLM authentication. NTLM lacks support for modern security features, such as multifactor authentication (MFA), and does not support encryption. The recipe for protecting .NET applications with Entra ID centralizes identity management, unifies single sign-on for both on-premises and cloud applications, and supports conditional access and MFA. A separate recipe helps teams migrate .NET applications from Active Directory to a cloud identity provider.

Customers can use the Cookbook to retire Active Directory authentication and replace it with Entra ID or maintain both indefinitely, Strata said.

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