A Critical Vulnerability in Netwrix' Auditor may lead to Active Directory and Azure AD compromise

On June 6th, 2022, Netwrix released Auditor v10.5. In this version, a remote code execution vulnerability is addressed. Since Auditor is typically executed with extensive privileges in an Active Directory environment, an attacker would be able to compromise the Active Directory forest and/or Azure AD tenant.   About Netwrix Netwrix empowers information security and governance professionals … Continue reading "A Critical Vulnerability in Netwrix' Auditor may lead to Active Directory and Azure AD compromise"

The Second Edition of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook is now available

Slightly over three years ago, my first book was published. These past few months, I've been working with Packt to write my second book: the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, Second Edition. Starting today, July 15th 2022, you can find physical copies of it on shelves at Amazon. What you'll find is 696 pages filled with … Continue reading "The Second Edition of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook is now available"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for June 2022

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 June 2022: What’s New Temporary Access Pass is now available General … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for June 2022"

An Out-of-Band Update addresses Azure AD sign-in problems on Windows ARM-based devices

After installing the June 2022 Cumulative update on a Windows ARM-based device, people might be unable to sign in using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Now there is an update available to address this issue, without having to resort to uninstalling the June 2022 Cumulative update or without having to rely on the web-based versions … Continue reading "An Out-of-Band Update addresses Azure AD sign-in problems on Windows ARM-based devices"

HOWTO: Identify Azure AD-integrated apps and services that still rely on ADAL

While initially communicated for June 30th, 2022, the deprecation of the Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) has been postponed to December 2022. No doubt, this has to do with the continued use of the Azure Active Directory Authentication library (ADAL) in many apps and services. Since this month, Microsoft has made an Azure AD … Continue reading "HOWTO: Identify Azure AD-integrated apps and services that still rely on ADAL"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for May 2022

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 May 2022: What’s Planned Tenant-based service outage notifications General Availability Service … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for May 2022"

The FusterCluck that is Power Platform’s Identity and Delegation model

Recently, I had some experiences with the Power Platform. As an identity guy, I was appalled at what I found as Microsoft’s identity and delegation model for these services. Let me tell you why.   About the Power Platform Microsoft’s Power Platform consists of four distinct products and services: Power BI Through dashboards, Power BI … Continue reading "The FusterCluck that is Power Platform’s Identity and Delegation model"

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2022

Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2022 as a free digital event between Monday May 24th 5 PM CEST and Thursday May 26th 11 AM CEST. 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 successor … Continue reading "Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2022"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for April 2022

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 April 2022: What’s New Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Signal in Identity … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for April 2022"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for March 2022

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 March 2022: What’s Planned Tenant enablement of combined security information registration … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for March 2022"