Last week, Veeam identified a critical vulnerability in a component of its Backup for Microsoft Azure solution, that allows attackers to bypass authentication mechanisms and execute arbitrary code. About Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure is a solution offered by Veeam to backup and restore Azure IaaS-based virtual machines and … Continue reading "A Critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Veeam Backup for Azure was automatically addressed"
Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2020 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 19th 8AM Pacific Time and Thursday May 21st 8 AM Pacific Time. Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual conference event, aimed at software engineers and web developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held in 2011, it serves as a … Continue reading "Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2020"
On February 1, 2010, Microsoft made its Windows Azure service Generally Available. This means, Microsoft Azure is celebrating its 10th birthday today! Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with confidence and courage. May today and all of your days be amazing! … Continue reading "Happy 10th Birthday, Azure!"
Recently I’ve been working more with Azure DevOps within our team; we do our capacity planning and tasks (Work Items) in sprints. However, I also use mail as a sort of To-Do list. Since a few weeks, you can have Flagged Mails from your Exchange account added as an To-Do task. It even copies most … Continue reading "Getting Azure DevOps tasks in To-Do with Flow"
In Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 versions prior to Update 4, the password for the Microsoft Azure account used by the Direct Restore to Azure functionality can be found in the log in plain text. Veeam Backup and Replication is used by a lot of organizations worldwide to create and restore backups of systems, applications … Continue reading "Security Thoughts: Veeam Backup & Replication leaks Azure Password in log"
Roughly four months ago, we saw the release of a new major version of Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, version 22.214.171.124. Last week, Microsoft released a minor version, dubbed version 126.96.36.199 that addresses a couple of issues you might experience with version 188.8.131.52. What’s New Incompatibility with Japanese Windows installations The team fixed … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 184.108.40.206 was released"
When looking back, I realized we’ve been working with Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server version 220.127.116.11 for a year. This week, Microsoft released a new version of it’s on-premises authentication security product: version 18.104.22.168. What’s New Registration experience improvements on mobile Using MFA Server’s mobile portal, end-users may register the authenticator app … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 22.214.171.124 is here"
In the last two posts we got our local toolset going. Now it is time to make sure you can actually connect to your Azure tenant with Terraform. This assumes you have access to an Azure Tennant already. If you don’t then it is really easy to get started with you own Azure Tennant and … Continue reading "Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 3"
Last week, I showed you how to perform a simple Hybrid Identity implementation with AD FS on-premises. While this scenario is easy and fast to deploy, it also has a couple of downsides. One of them is the risk of ‘AD FS Unavailability’ and the inability to authenticate to cloud resources when the on-premises environment … Continue reading "Configuring Geo-Redundancy for AD FS on-premises with Azure Traffic Manager"
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 … Continue reading "Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 2"