When it comes to encryption, many weak algorithms and ciphers are still heavily used and relied upon in Active Directory environments everywhere. One of the typical weak algorithms used in encrypting Kerberos tickets is RC4; the cipher RC4-HMAC to be precise. Typically, RC4 is used by legacy systems, over misconfigured Active Directory trusts, and by … Continue reading "HOWTO: Detect Kerberos tickets that are encrypted using RC4"
Hello World! This is my first blog post. Ever! You have to start somewhere so I decided to, or better said – had a chance to, start with one of the most useful Microsoft Identity blogs – DirTeam.com. About a month ago I attended the NTK (NT Konferenca) conference in Portorož, Slovenia. This was my … Continue reading "I had a coffee with a Microsoft MVP. This is what I learned…"
Like every IT vendor, Veeam has a community that advocates their products and services. Currently, within this Veeam community, there are three roles. I’m a Veeam Vanguard, but there’s also Veeam Legends and Veeam MVPs. All three roles are commonly referred to as the ‘Veeam 100’. So how do you keep them apart? Veeam … Continue reading "Explained: Veeam Communities"
Microsoft introduced its first update to Windows 11 on September 20th, 2022. As part of this release, new features have been released and previously optional products have been integrated. Some of these actions have lead to new Group Policy settings, as detailed by Microsoft in the Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet for Windows 11 2022 … Continue reading "What’s New in Group Policy in the Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2, build 22621)"
Microsoft Ignite 2022 was held from October 12th to October 14th, 2022 in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. At the event, the Microsoft Entra product teams have announced their completion of the following features: Identity Governance Public Preview Microsoft Entra Identity Governance helps organizations ensure that the right people have the right access … Continue reading "What’s New for Microsoft Entra at Microsoft Ignite 2022"
Last week, Raymond and I presented at AppManagEvent 2022. This event takes place in the Jaarbeurs in the middle of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Raymond and I both drove to Utrecht and met at the parking lot. We walked in together to this great location. We inspected the room we were presenting in and then … Continue reading "Pictures of AppManagEvent 2022"
Two weeks ago, Raymond and I presented at Experts Live Netherlands in Den Bosch. Whereas Raymond opted to have diner with the other speakers on Thursday night and stay in a hotel in the vicinity of the event location, I flew back from NTK in Slovenia to get there in time… It was a beautiful … Continue reading "Pictures of Experts Live Netherlands 2022"
Microsoft’s 2022 Ignite event kicks off on Tuesday October 12, 2022 and runs until Friday October 14, 2022 in some time zones. After several virtual Microsoft Ignite events, Microsoft Ignite 2022 is the first Microsoft Ignite event Microsoft is bringing back as a hybrid yet cloud-first event. The in-person event takes place at the Washington … Continue reading "Identity-related Sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2022"
The official support deadline for people to upgrade their Azure AD Connect version 1.x installations may have passed,(August 31st, 2022), but many organizations are still in the process of migrating to Azure AD Connect v2.x. What’s New Microsoft addressed two issues: Loop during upgrade from v1.6.x Microsoft addressed an issue where the upgrade from version … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v126.96.36.199 makes it easier for organizations to upgrade to Azure AD Connect v2.x"
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 planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for September 2022: What’s New Self-Service Password Reset writeback for disconnected forests … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for September 2022"