Implementing Microsoft PowerShell Just Enough Administration (JEA)

This course covers the implementation of PowerShell Just Enough Administration (JEA). You will learn how to reduce excessive administration rights and privileges to better secure your environment.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 2, 2016
Duration
4h 26m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Reducing Administrative Privilege Without Losing Work
Controlling Commands with Proxy Functions
Controlling Management with Constrained Endpoints
Logging and Reporting of JEA
Centralized Management and Deployment of JEA
Planning and Creating JEA Endpoints for the Enterprise
Next Steps
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 2, 2016
Duration
4h 26m
Description

Learning to secure a multi-server, multi-role environment from excessive administration, while maintaining the ability to properly manage these environments, is an excellent skill to learn. This course, Implementing Microsoft PowerShell Just Enough Administration (JEA), will help you get there. You'll see how to enable logging, create JEA endpoints, and Roles. You will build on this by deploying JEA to multiple servers using automation and Desired State Configuration (DSC.) You'll also be introduced to the concept of Just-in-Time administration with JEA. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared to implement JEA across your environments.

About the author
About the author

Jason Helmick is an author for Pluralsight. His IT career spans more than 25 years or enterprise consulting on a variety of technologies, with a focus on strategic IT business planning. He’s a highly successful IT author, columnist, lecturer, and instructor, specializing in automation practices for the IT pro.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Edward Snowden, regardless if you consider him a whistle-blowing hero or a treasonous thief, took classified and confidential information and released this information to foreign governments and the entire world. Edward Snowden was just a junior contract administrator, with obviously way too many administrative privileges. Sound familiar? It's the classic problem of trusting an administrator because of all of the privileges they have. You need to find a way to only delegate the permissions required to perform a specific task. I'm Jason Helmick, and I want to introduce you to my new course named Implementing Microsoft PowerShell Just Enough Administration, also known as JEA. I'm not only an author here at Pluralsight, but I'm a Windows PowerShell MVP and the CFO of PowerShell. org that hosts the PowerShell DevOps Global Summit. And in this you will not only learn what JEA is, but how to immediately begin to implement it, raising the security, quality, and posture of your company, and you will immediately start protecting its valuable, confidential information and its customer information. You'll learn how JEA works and how to constrain an administrator to only user privileges without stopping them from being able to do their job. You'll learn how to get detailed logging, an over-the-shoulder view of every action an administrator makes, you'll learn how to plan and deploy JEA throughout your entire enterprise, and you will get started understanding and implementing the concept, one of my favorite things, Just-In-Time, known as JIT, or we refer to it as JitJea, which means an administrator only gets the management privileges they need, exactly when they need them, and no longer. When you have finished, you'll be able to make an immediate impact, improving the security of your company. So to get the most out of this course, well, you should already have some experience automating with PowerShell. I'll also help by pointing you to resources here at Pluralsight to help you build any gap in the skills that you might have. Well, here at Pluralsight we're always striving to help you with your learning goals. We love to learn, and we hope that you do too.