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October 06, 2023

Microsoft Entra Identity Management: New Features

In today’s digital landscape, security is a priority for any business. As cyber threats evolve, Microsoft continues to innovate to keep companies one step ahead in their security strategies. In this light, the company recently unveiled new features for their Entra Privileged Identity Management (PIM) that provide an additional layer of security. Let’s take a closer look at these recent developments and understand how they can help companies guard against modern cyber challenges.

Microsoft Strengthens Cybersecurity with Entra Privileged Identity Management Updates

Microsoft continues to innovate in cybersecurity by adding two new features to the Entra Privileged Identity Management (PIM) solution. This update includes support for PIM for Groups and integration of PIM with Conditional Access.

Microsoft’s Entra Privileged Identity Management is a service that allows IT administrators to manage, control and track access to sensitive corporate resources. It is part of the Microsoft Entra ID Governance solution that helps customers comply with security policies. The service provides just-in-time access to Microsoft Entra and Azure resources to reduce the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches.

PIM for Groups

The new PIM for Groups feature allows IT administrators to specify just-in-time group membership and ownership. Members can use this membership to access various resources in Microsoft Entra ID, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Intune and other services.

Microsoft stresses that this feature supports a wide range of roles and that there is no longer a limitation on the number of groups per tenant in PIM.

Integration of Privileged Identity Management with Conditional Access

In addition, Microsoft announced that integration of PIM with Conditional Access is now generally available. This feature allows detailed policies to be applied to sensitive data and actions, and to enforce specific requirements for PIM role activations.

The new integration point allows organizations to require modern authentication methods and compliant devices. It is also possible to use Microsoft Entra ID Protection to block specific high-risk users.


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