Parameter Attribute DataType Description Allowed Values
IsSingleInstance Key String Only valid value is 'Yes'. Yes
DisplayName Write String Display name of the security defaults.
Description Write String Description of the security defaults.
IsEnabled Write Boolean Represents whether or not security defaults are enabled.
Ensure Write String Specify if the Azure AD App should exist or not. Present, Absent
ApplicationId Write String Id of the Azure Active Directory application to authenticate with.
TenantId Write String Id of the Azure Active Directory tenant used for authentication.
CertificateThumbprint Write String Thumbprint of the Azure Active Directory application's authentication certificate to use for authentication.
ApplicationSecret Write PSCredential Secret of the Azure Active Directory application to authenticate with.
Credential Write PSCredential Credentials of the Azure AD Admin
ManagedIdentity Write Boolean Managed ID being used for authentication.



This resource configures the Security Defaults in Azure Active Directory.


Example 1

This example is used to test new resources and showcase the usage of new resources being worked on. It is not meant to use as a production baseline.

Configuration Example
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    Import-DscResource -ModuleName Microsoft365DSC

    node localhost
        AADSecurityDefaults 'Defaults'
            Credential           = $Credscredential;
            Description          = "Security defaults is a set of basic identity security mechanisms recommended by Microsoft. When enabled, these recommendations will be automatically enforced in your organization. Administrators and users will be better protected from common identity related attacks.";
            DisplayName          = "Security Defaults";
            IsEnabled            = $True;
            IsSingleInstance     = "Yes";