What is Azure Policies?

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1 hour 5 minutes
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Beginner
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before we explain what as your policies are.
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Let's talk about the problems we would like to solve
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first, with access to the cloud development teams can provisioned, their own resource is without going through the I T teams.
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The I T teams need to provide some oversight to make sure that Cloud Resource is are provisioned according to the standards established within the company.
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On the other side, developers like to provision powerful machines even for testing purposes.
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They also forget to turn off. Resource is when those air not needed.
00:32
The cost of those resource is may not be justified, and it may impact the company's bottom line.
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Also, every enterprise needs to follow some regulatory or compliance guidelines specific to the industry The enterprise works in.
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Therefore, enterprises need to provide compliance reporting toe auditors and government bodies
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in order to enforce those standards and compliance requirements. I T teams developed documentation that describes the policies and procedures used for provisioning
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configuration and management of cloud resource is,
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however,
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using documentation is error prone and doesn't have an enforcement function.
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This is why enterprises conf laver I t audits to ensure policies were followed
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as your policy simplifies the processes of standardization, cost management and compliance, and allows I t teams to provide better governance in the cloud and simplify the audit process
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as your policy is a service in azure that allows you to create a sign and manage policies.
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Those policies enforced certain rules and effects over your azure resource is
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one example of such a rule is to use B sides virtual machines for development purposes in order to reduce the cost.
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Another rule can be to use azure active directory authentication for SQL databases in order to track data access.
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You can always stack as your function apse with specific tags to enhance reporting
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and using azure policies. You can ensure that your cloud resource is they compliant with the company or regulatory standards you have established for your enterprise.
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We will go into more detail on policy assignment later in this module.
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It is worth mentioning that as your policy can be assigned on different levels in azure,
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you can assign as your policy at the management group level, allowing you to have rules that spanned multiple subscriptions.
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You can also assign it at the azure subscription level, allowing you to have rules specific to a single subscription,
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and lastly, the resource group level is used to create rules for the resource is in a specific group or at an individual resource level.
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In the next video, we will look at the policy definitions as well as how to assign parameter rised policies.
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