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On-premises Identity updates & fixes for January 2020

Written on February 7, 2020 at 7:58 PM, by

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 January 2020:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4534271 January 14, 2020 The […]

Active Directory, AD FS and Azure AD in terms of Data Privacy

Written on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM, by

Today is data privacy day. Today, I’d like to talk about Active Directory and data privacy, because it is an issue that is looming on the horizon for many organizations. I won’t be talking about Domain Controllers getting popped all around the globe, not about the various attacks against Active Directory and how to detect, […]

Requirements per Windows Hello for Business Deployment Type

Written on January 27, 2020 at 10:35 PM, by

Windows Hello for Business is awesome technology, that allows for multi-factor authenticated sign-in on Windows 10 devices.   About Windows Hello for Business In Windows 10, Windows Hello for Business replaces passwords with strong two-factor authentication on PCs and mobile devices. This authentication consists of a new type of user credential that is tied to […]

HOWTO: Deploy AD FS with SQL Server to gain Artifact Resolution and Replay Detection

Written on January 17, 2020 at 7:20 AM, by

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 benefits of implementing AD FS with a back-end […]

TODO: Install the January 2020 Cumulative Update in your networking infrastructure

Written on January 16, 2020 at 12:41 AM, by

This Tuesday, Microsoft released an update that fixes a critical vulnerability in Windows and Windows Server. I urge you to install this update as soon as possible.   About the vulnerability The vulnerability, labeled CVE-2020-0601 was responsibly disclosed by the NSA to Microsoft. It is dubbed ‘NSACrypt’. A spoofing vulnerability exists in the way Windows […]

HOWTO: Design a networking infrastructure for Hybrid Identity components

Written on January 10, 2020 at 5:45 PM, by

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. For many organizations the Active Directory administrative tier model is a reality, or at least something they strive […]

HOWTO: Change the Security Response Headers on AD FS

Written on December 19, 2019 at 4:05 PM, by

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 security headers for AD FS implementations. Note: This […]

HOWTO: Enable Azure Multi-factor Authentication on AD FS

Written on December 12, 2019 at 3:38 PM, by

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 add an additional layer of information security to authentications that are […]

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

Written on November 26, 2019 at 12:15 PM, by

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. […]

On-premises Identity updates & fixes for October 2019

Written on November 8, 2019 at 3:21 PM, by

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 […]