Introduction to Azure Active Directory and Billing

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3 hours 51 minutes
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Beginner
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Let's see how as your bills you for your use and how you can restrict the access to azure resources.
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We'll use the example from our previous video, where you have different subscriptions for each department. In your enterprise,
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a bill is generated for each subscription on a monthly basis.
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The charge shows up on the associated credit card 10 days after the billing period ends.
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All those subscriptions are built independently. The account owner is responsible for payment.
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In our example, the marketing, finance and HR departments will have separate bills that you can apply towards the budgets of each department.
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This way, you can keep track of each department spending and better control their individual costs.
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You can also use different payment methods for each subscription,
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for example,
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different credit cards for each department.
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And last but not least, you can create budgets for each subscription and get notified if one of the departments exceeds their budget.
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If you need a more detailed analysis of your spending
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as your offers additional tools like the cost management and billing service that you can use to query billing data and get a better picture of your spending,
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you can drill down to granular levels like resource groups or even individual resources.
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Restricting access to resources and services is crucial for security in the cloud
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authentication for users. And Azure is performed by Azure Active Directory or a D.
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Azure. Active Directory is a cloud based identity provider that supports multiple authentication protocols, including modern standards like Open it and show Off.
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You can use azure active directory to register users applications, create groups and other entities, which makes it a complete directory service.
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Entities registered with a D are not handled by a single instance of the service.
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Instead, as your active directory is partitioned into tenants,
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a tenant is an isolated, dedicated instance of aid that is managed by a single organization.
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Azure Active Directory is used by other cloud services from Microsoft, including Office 3 65. Microsoft in Tune and Dynamics 3 65.
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When you sign up for any Microsoft Cloud Service, an instance of a D is automatically created for you.
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Keep in mind that there is no 1 to 1 relationship between azure active directory tenants and your organization.
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For example, you could have multiple A D tenants under your account for testing or other purposes,
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and each one of those tenants can have multiple subscriptions associated with them.
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Thus, each tenant has a single account owner but can have multiple subscriptions associated with it.
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Also, a subscription can be associated with the single tenant.
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You can migrate subscriptions between tenants if you need to.
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Using Azure active Directory,
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you can manage the access to each subscription in every resource underneath individually.
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This gives you a lot of flexibility to model your organizational access within azure.
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