HOWTO: Enable Extended Protection for Authentication on the AD FS Farm

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at the extended protection for authentication feature with AD FS. … Continue reading "HOWTO: Enable Extended Protection for Authentication on the AD FS Farm"

Azure AD Connect v1.4.32.0 fixes Azure AD Join challenges

It’s time for a new version of Azure AD Connect to incorporate Microsoft’s lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. Last Friday, Microsoft released the third version in the 1.4 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.4.32.0. Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v1.4.32.0 fixes Azure AD Join challenges"

HOWTO: Properly delegate Directory permissions to Azure AD Connect service accounts

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at properly delegating directory access to Azure AD Connect service … Continue reading "HOWTO: Properly delegate Directory permissions to Azure AD Connect service accounts"

On-premises Identity updates & fixes for October 2019

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for October 2019:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4524152 October 3, 2019 The … Continue reading "On-premises Identity updates & fixes for October 2019"

HOWTO: Use Azure AD App Filtering to limit attributes for the objects in scope for Azure AD Connect

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices.   Why look at Attribute Filtering When installing Azure AD Connect with Express Settings, all objects in the … Continue reading "HOWTO: Use Azure AD App Filtering to limit attributes for the objects in scope for Azure AD Connect"

HOWTO: Use Domain and OU Filtering to limit the objects in scope for Azure AD Connect

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices.   Why look at Domain and OU Filtering When installing Azure AD Connect with Express Settings, all objects … Continue reading "HOWTO: Use Domain and OU Filtering to limit the objects in scope for Azure AD Connect"

HOWTO: Properly set and manage Azure AD Connect’s Export Deletion Threshold

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we start looking at Azure AD Connect in-depth.   Why look at … Continue reading "HOWTO: Properly set and manage Azure AD Connect’s Export Deletion Threshold"

From the Field: The case of the unreachable forest on a domain-joined Azure AD Connect installation

Troubleshooting stories from the field are the best. That’s why I like writing them down. Although, sometimes they might appear as straight cases of schadenfreude, I feel there are lessons to be learned for anyone, if you’re willing to look closely and listen carefully. Last week I experienced an issue with Azure AD Connect at … Continue reading "From the Field: The case of the unreachable forest on a domain-joined Azure AD Connect installation"

HOWTO: Add the required Hybrid Identity URLs to the Trusted Sites list of Internet Explorer and Edge

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at the required Hybrid Identity URLs that you want to … Continue reading "HOWTO: Add the required Hybrid Identity URLs to the Trusted Sites list of Internet Explorer and Edge"

On-premises Identity updates & fixes for September 2019

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for September 2019:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4516044 September 10, 2019 The … Continue reading "On-premises Identity updates & fixes for September 2019"