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Performing a simple Hybrid Identity implementation with AD FS on-premises

Written on January 18, 2018 at 6:02 PM, by

In this blogpost, I’ll explain how to install and configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Azure AD Connect to achieve Hybrid Identity with Azure Active Directory, based on Windows Server 2016. The implementation outlined in this blogpost is relevant for one on-premises datacenter and an Active Directory Domain Services environment, consisting of one […]

I’m speaking at NIC Future Edition

Written on January 12, 2018 at 10:43 AM, by

For its seventh edition, the theme for the annual Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) is Future Edition. Raymond Comvalius and I are delivering sessions again. It’s our fourth edition of this fantastic event and we’re looking forward to it!   About the Nordic Infrastructure Conference The Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) provides IT and business professionals with […]

Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 2

Written on January 11, 2018 at 4:23 PM, by

Installation In the previous post I explained how to setup the Windows environmental variable PATH so you can run the terraform executable from any path. In this post I will explain how I set up my favorite text file editor. In the last year or so I came to fall in love with Microsoft Visual […]

Office 365 will only allow TLS 1.2 starting March 1st 2018

Written on January 10, 2018 at 10:51 PM, by

Microsoft announced an upcoming change for secure connections in a support article last updated 19th December 2017. Office 365 will only initiate and accept connections secured by TLS 1.2 (Transport Layer Security) only as of March 1st 2018. There will be no support for older TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1. This is  a pro-active measure before […]

Installing Multi-Factor Authentication Server with the new Portal Experience

Written on January 10, 2018 at 8:19 AM, by

Per this week, Azure Active Directory is no longer available in the ‘Old’ Portal experience. Previously, I’ve shared with you how to download, install and configure Microsoft’s on-premises Multi-Factor Authentication Server, while using the old Portal Experience. Now, let me show you how to download, install and configure it with the ‘New’ Portal. In this […]

Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 1

Written on January 8, 2018 at 1:09 PM, by

This is a series of blog posts going in to the setup of Terraform and building your first Azure deployment. First we are going to the local installation. Terraform is able to run on a variety of operating systems: MacOS FreeBSD Linux OpenBSD Solaris Windows Since this blog Is mostly about Microsoft, Windows and Azure […]

I’m co-presenting a second webinar on tracking changes in Hybrid Identity

Written on January 8, 2018 at 8:26 AM, by

On Wednesday January 24, 2018 I’m co-presenting a webinar on tracking changes in Hybrid Identity environments, based on Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Azure AD. The session is sponsored by Netwrix, who I think have a stellar solution for tackling this challenge. This expert webinar is scheduled for a convenient time for my […]

Use your F5 BIG-IP Appliance as Full-Fledged AD FS Web Application Proxy

Written on January 3, 2018 at 7:40 PM, by

With the release of version 13.1 of its BIG-IP software, F5 Networks enables you to make your F5 BIG-IP series appliances and F5 Virtual Edition (VE) appliances to act as ful-fledged Web Application Proxies in combination with Windows Server 2012 R2 and/or Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers using MS-ADFSPIP. About […]

The Weblogs in 2017

Written on December 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM, by

Goodbye 2017! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Although we missed the beat last year, this year we’re stronger than ever with our analysis.   Pageviews and visits Throughout 2017, the / Weblogs served four and a half million pages. To be […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for December 2017

Written on December 29, 2017 at 11:11 AM, by

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following new functionality for Azure Active Directory for December 2017:   What’s New Review of Terms of use in the access panel […]