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AZ-500: Deploying AKS for Platform Protection: Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to deploy an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster to enhance platform protection in your Azure environment. Follow this step-by-step guide to meet your security requirements.


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Litware, Inc. is a digital media company that has 500 employees in the Chicago area and 20 employees in the San Francisco area.

Existing Environment

  • Litware has an Azure subscription named Sub1 that has a subscription ID of 43894a43-17c2-4a39-8cfc-3540c2653ef4.
  • Sub1 is associated to an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenant named The tenant contains the user objects and the device objects of all the
  • Litware employees and their devices. Each user is assigned an Azure AD Premium P2 license. Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is activated.

The tenant contains the groups shown in the following table.

Name Type Description
Group1 Security group A group that has the Dynamic User membership type, contains all the San Francisco users, and provides access to many Azure AD applications and Azure resources.
Group2 Security group A group that has the Dynamic User membership type and contains the Chicago IT team.

The Azure subscription contains the objects shown in the following table.

Name Type Description
VNet1 Virtual network VNet1 is a virtual network that contains security-sensitive IT resources. VNet1 contains three subnets named Subnet0, Subnet1, and AzureFirewallSubnet.
VM0 Virtual machine VM0 is an Azure virtual machine that runs Windows Server 2016, connects to Subnet0, and has just in time (JIT) VM access configured.
VM1 Virtual machine VM1 is an Azure virtual machine that runs Windows Server 2016 and connects to Subnet0.
SQLDB1 Azure SQL Database SQLDB1 is an Azure SQL database on a SQL Database server named LitwareSQLServer1.
WebApp1 Web App WebApp1 is an Azure web app that is accessible by using and
RG1 Resource group RG1 is a resource group that contains VNet1, VM0, and VM1.
RG2 Resource group RG2 is a resource group that contains shared IT resources.

Azure Security Center is set to the Standard tier.


Planned Changes

Litware plans to deploy the Azure resources shown in the following table.

Name Type Description
Firewall1 Azure Firewall An Azure firewall on VNet1.
RT1 Route table A route table that will contain a route pointing to Firewall1 as the default gateway and will be assigned to Subnet0.
AKS1 Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) A managed AKS cluster.

Identity and Access Requirements:

Litware identifies the following identity and access requirements:

  • All San Francisco users and their devices must be members of Group1.
  • The members of Group2 must be assigned the Contributor role to RG2 by using a permanent eligible assignment.
  • Users must be prevented from registering applications in Azure AD and from consenting to applications that access company information on the users’ behalf.

Platform Protection Requirements

Litware identifies the following platform protection requirements:

  • Microsoft Antimalware must be installed on the virtual machines in RG1.
  • The members of Group2 must be assigned the Azure Kubernetes Service Cluster Admin Role.
  • Azure AD users must be able to authenticate to AKS1 by using their Azure AD credentials.
  • Following the implementation of the planned changes, the IT team must be able to connect to VM0 by using JIT VM access.
  • A new custom RBAC role named Role1 must be used to delegate the administration of the managed disks in RG1. Role1 must be available only for RG1.

Security Operations Requirements

  • Litware must be able to customize the operating system security configurations in Azure Security Center.

Data and Application Requirements

  • Litware identifies the following data and applications requirements:
  • The users in Group2 must be able to authenticate to SQLDB1 by using their Azure AD credentials.
  • WebApp1 must enforce mutual authentication.

General Requirements

Litware identifies the following general requirements:

  • Whenever possible, administrative effort must be minimized.
  • Whenever possible, use of automation must be maximized.

You need to deploy AKS1 to meet the platform protection requirements.
Which four actions should you perform in sequence? To answer, move the appropriate actions from the list of actions to the answer area and arrange them in the correct order.
NOTE: More than one order of answer choices is correct. You will receive credit for any of the correct orders you select.
Select and Place:


  • Deploy an AKS cluster.
  • Create a client application.
  • Create a server application.
  • Create an RBAC binding.
  • Create a custom RBAC role.


  • Create a server application.
  • Create a client application.
  • Deploy an AKS cluster.
  • Create an RBAC binding.


Scenario: Azure AD users must be able to authenticate to AKS1 by using their Azure AD credentials.
Litware plans to deploy AKS1, which is a managed AKS (Azure Kubernetes Services) cluster.
Step 1: Create a server application
To provide Azure AD authentication for an AKS cluster, two Azure AD applications are created. The first application is a server component that provides user authentication.
Step 2: Create a client application
The second application is a client component that’s used when you’re prompted by the CLI for authentication. This client application uses the server application for the actual authentication of the credentials provided by the client.
Step 3: Deploy an AKS cluster.
Use the az group create command to create a resource group for the AKS cluster.
Use the az aks create command to deploy the AKS cluster.
Step 4: Create an RBAC binding.
Before you use an Azure Active Directory account with an AKS cluster, you must create role-binding or cluster role-binding. Roles define the permissions to grant, and bindings apply them to desired users. These assignments can be applied to a given namespace, or across the entire cluster.


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Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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