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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. […]

Videos and slides are now available on demand for Microsoft Ignite 2019’s Azure AD-related sessions

Written on November 15, 2019 at 11:44 AM, by

During Microsoft Ignite 2019, (November 4th – November 8th, 2019) in Orlando, Florida, several sessions on Azure Active Directory were available to attendees to attend. These Azure AD-related sessions are now available on demand, when you sign-in with a free Microsoft TechCommunity account. In this blogpost, I’ve categorized the sessions using Microsoft’s Standard Level Definitions, […]

Getting Started with Azure Monitor Workbooks for Azure Active Directory

Written on November 14, 2019 at 9:02 PM, by

It’s time to take a look at the Azure Workbooks and get started with monitoring Azure Active Directory the new way. In the overview of What’s New in Azure Active Directory for August 2019, Microsoft announced the deprecation of the Azure AD Power BI content packs in favor of Azure Monitor Workbooks. Microsoft also made […]

Azure AD Connect v1.4.32.0 fixes Azure AD Join challenges

Written on November 13, 2019 at 8:09 AM, 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: v1.4.32.0. Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and […]

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

Written on November 12, 2019 at 12:19 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 delegating directory access to Azure AD Connect service […]

What’s new in Azure Active Directory at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Written on November 9, 2019 at 4:31 PM, by

Microsoft’s Identity Division made announcements and released functionality for Azure Active Directory during Microsoft Ignite 2019 (November 4th – November 8th, 2019) in Orlando, Florida:   Security Azure AD Security Defaults Public Preview Security Defaults is a set of basic identity security mechanisms, recommended by Microsoft. When enabled, these recommendation will be automatically enforced. Admins […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for October 2019

Written on November 7, 2019 at 2:06 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 October 2019:   What’s Planned Deprecation of the identityRiskEvent API for […]

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

Written on November 5, 2019 at 9:07 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.   Why look at Attribute Filtering When installing Azure AD Connect with Express Settings, all objects in the […]

Join Azure AD in the Microsoft Q&A Preview

Written on November 1, 2019 at 10:50 PM, by

Since November 2006, I’ve answered circa 835 questions on the TechNet and MSDN Forums on various topics, including Server Core, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Multi-factor Authentication. Now, a big change is coming and I would like for you to be part of it: Microsoft Q&A      What’s Microsoft Q&A? Microsoft Q&A Preview is […]

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

Written on October 29, 2019 at 3:30 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.   Why look at Domain and OU Filtering When installing Azure AD Connect with Express Settings, all objects […]