TODO: Enable the new My Apps and My Profile Experiences

Microsoft will be updating the current Azure AD Apps and Profile experiences on July 20th 2020. This means that from that data onward your colleagues will be automatically switched over to the updated My Apps and My Account experiences. Note: The updated My Apps and My Account offer the same functionality as the current experiences, … Continue reading "TODO: Enable the new My Apps and My Profile Experiences"

Azure AD Connect v1.5.29.0 fixes an issue with enabling Seamless Single Sign-on

After every fresh major release of Azure AD Connect by Microsoft, several smaller hotfix releases update the functionality to prevent issues where administrators are not able to perform certain configurations or gain access to functionality. This week, Azure AD Connect version 1.5.29.0 was released, fixing an issue that was introduced in a previous hotfix release. … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v1.5.29.0 fixes an issue with enabling Seamless Single Sign-on"

HOWTO: Encrypt traffic between AD FS Servers, servers running Azure AD Connect and SQL Servers hosting their databases

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. Implementing AD FS with SQL Server provides access to Artifact Resolution and Replay Detection. Implementing Azure AD Connect … Continue reading "HOWTO: Encrypt traffic between AD FS Servers, servers running Azure AD Connect and SQL Servers hosting their databases"

Azure AD Connect fixes an issue when you’ve cloned the ‘In from AD–Group Join’ sync rule before Azure AD Connect v1.5.20.0

Azure AD Connect version 1.5.18.0 introduced a new feature: mS-DS-ConsistencyGUID as the source anchor for groups. Now, as organizations are upgrading to the new version, some overlooked scenarios rear their heads. Azure AD Connect version 1.5.22.0 is here to fix an issue when you’ve cloned a synchronization rule.   What’s Fixed Version 1.5.22.0 addresses an … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect fixes an issue when you’ve cloned the ‘In from AD–Group Join’ sync rule before Azure AD Connect v1.5.20.0"

KnowledgeBase: App Passwords are only available to users with a non-Conditional Access MFA requirement

Multi-factor authentication is the current solution to the problem of inadequate information security in today’s world of user names and passwords. When you have enabled multi-factor authentication in Microsoft Azure and Office 365, you might need app passwords to allow for certain access to not disrupt the business.   The situation As an organization, you … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: App Passwords are only available to users with a non-Conditional Access MFA requirement"

Configuring Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 with Modern Authentication

With Security Defaults being the norm in newly created Azure AD tenants and their respective Office 365 tenants, it’s a good time to look at how Veeam Backup for Office 365 offers modern authentication since version 3. Setting up modern authentication requires these five steps after you’ve downloaded and installed Veeam Backup for Office 365: … Continue reading "Configuring Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 with Modern Authentication"

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

On April 22nd, 28th and 30th, 2020, 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 demonstrated from me and Netwrix’ Jeff Melnick!   About the webinars I feel webinars are a great way to show people the potential of technology. … Continue reading "I’m presenting three webinars with Netwrix focusing again on the best recipes from the AD Administration Cookbook"

Azure AD Connect version 1.5.20.0 fixes an issue with Group Filtering

Hot on the heels of Azure AD Connect version 1.5.18.0, Microsoft is releasing a new version of Azure AD Connect to fix an issue introduced in that first version of this 1.5.x.x branch of Azure AD Connect versions. This is an important version if your organization has deployed Group Filtering.    About Azure AD Connect … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 1.5.20.0 fixes an issue with Group Filtering"

Knowledgebase: You receive error ‘Unable to download’ when you try to install the AzureAD or MSOnline PowerShell Module

For many organizations, the reality is that their on-premises systems need to communicate to Microsoft cloud services. Whether it is for Azure AD Connect, Azure AD Connect Health, Azure AD Password Protection, or the Azure MFA NPS extension, you’ll need to install either or both the MSOnline or AzureAD PowerShell modules. On Windows Server 2016-based … Continue reading "Knowledgebase: You receive error ‘Unable to download’ when you try to install the AzureAD or MSOnline PowerShell Module"

What’s New in Azure Active Directory in March 2020

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 2020:      What’s New Disaster recovery: Download and store provisioning … Continue reading "What’s New in Azure Active Directory in March 2020"