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HOWTO: Add the required Hybrid Identity URLs to the Local Intranet list of Internet Explorer and Edge

Written on October 15, 2019 at 11:51 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 required Hybrid Identity URLs that you want to […]

HOWTO: Change the AD FS token-signing hash algorithm for AD FS relying party trusts to SHA256

Written on October 8, 2019 at 3:15 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 properly securing relying party trusts on AD FS servers […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for September 2019

Written on October 4, 2019 at 12:31 PM, 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 planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for September 2019:                            What’s Planned My Profile is re-naming and integrating […]

The videos of my Netwrix webinars are now available

Written on September 30, 2019 at 9:30 PM, by

Last week, on September 24, 25 and 26, I hosted three 60-minute webinars with Netwrix on my three favorite chapters in my Active Directory Administration Cookbook. Over 1800 people have registered for these webinars. Now, a mere two working days after the last webinars, the Netwrix team has done everyone a huge favor by already […]

KnowledgeBase: Azure AD Connect v1.4 deletes incorrectly synchronized objects for non-Windows 10 devices

Written on September 23, 2019 at 10:38 AM, by

On September 10, 2019, Microsoft signed off on the first build of Azure AD Connect in the 1.4 version branch. Currently, this version is only available for organizations that have the Automatic Upgrade feature enabled. In the What’s Fixed section of the release notes for this version, Microsoft stated that: Fixed a bug where non-Windows […]

HOWTO: Handle Windows Update on non-domain-joined Web Application Proxies

Written on September 17, 2019 at 9:27 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 best practices to handle Windows activation on non-domain-joined Web […]

Azure AD Connect version 1.4 introduces refined AD FS Management Capabilities

Written on September 16, 2019 at 1:17 PM, by

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 first version in the 1.4 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.4.18.0 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and […]

HOWTO: Handle Windows Activation on non-domain-joined Web Application Proxies

Written on September 10, 2019 at 8:53 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 best practices to handle Windows activation on non-domain-joined Web […]

I’m co-presenting at WAZUG NL 60

Written on September 9, 2019 at 3:29 PM, by

On Thursday evening October 3rd, 2019, I’ll deliver a 55-minute presentation together with Raymond Comvalius for the Dutch Windows Azure User Group (WAZUG) on Password-less authentication.            About WAZUG.nl The Dutch Windows Azure User Group (WAZUG) was founded in 2010 by a group of enthusiasts to inform and inspire developers, architects and consultants for Microsoft’s […]

I’m presenting three Webinars with Netwrix focusing on the best recipes from the AD Administration Cookbook

Written on September 4, 2019 at 12:47 PM, by

On September 24th, 25th and 26th, I’ll present three 1-hour webinars with Netwrix. Tune in to get the best in Active Directory security, Hybrid Identity and Azure AD Hardening demo’ed! Tip! These courses may be of specific interest to CISSPs, as these courses allow you to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.   About the […]