Features of Microsoft Power platform’s Identity and Access Management System 

Microsoft Power Platform integrates IAM (identity and access management) for employees to work productively. It is essential that they have access to the files and tools required to do their job, but it is also possible for an employee to have too much access, which can lead to major security issues. IAM is the process of managing and authenticating user identities and what they can access.  

In this article, we will discuss the basics of IAM, and how the Microsoft Power Platform utilises this.  

 

What is Identity and Access Management? 

Identity and Access Management contains processes, policies, tools to define and manage roles and access rights of both users and devices. 

The users may include customers, employees and contractors while the devices may include computers, mobile phones, servers, IoT devices, etc. The IT systems include SaaS applications, on-premises applications and file storage.  

The goal of IAM is to ensure that users’ identities are authenticated, and they can access the right tools necessary to work effectively. 

 

How does Identity and Access Management work within Power Platform? 

IAM solutions typically manage three tasks: identification, authentication, and authorisation. 

Identification 

The user will be identified by entering their login credentials which are stored within Azure AD then Microsoft will check security groups and permissions to identify who is trying to login. 

Authentication 

Microsoft Power Platform uses multi factor authentication handled within Azure AD to ensure you are the correct user. 

Azure AD multi-factor works by requiring two or more authentication methods. This includes something the user knows such as a password, along with a trusted device such as personal phone, or biometrics such as fingerprint or face scan. The users can choose different methods on how they can authenticate themselves. 

Authorisation 

Finally, Microsoft Power Platform will manage the authorisation of a user’s access. In the admin centre, administrators can create different groups so employees can have the right access for development work. Administrators can view and manage all resources created within the environment and manage different users.  

When solutions from Power Apps, Power BI. Power Automate and virtual agents are published, different security groups can be set for the end-user, which is similar to the development stage. The management of the company may have total control over the solution whereas employees can only view certain data. 

 

How Monpellier can help your business 

Microsoft Power Platform has a comprehensive Identity and Access Management solution for employees to work productively and abide by data laws. Monpellier can create a cloud-based solution for your business that has a complete and customisable IAM.

To find out more about the Microsoft Power Platform, click here 

Or contact one of our consultants here to see how we can help your business.  

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