I'm very excited to announce that I'll be speaking at the first CollabDays iz Zagreb, Croatia. The event will be held on July 1st, 2023. CollabDays The CollabDays initiative was created by a group of community leaders and user groups who are passionate about bringing people together to learn about technology and network with their … Continue reading "I'm speaking at CollabDays, Zagreb, 2023"
On June 15th, 2023, Microsoft released version 220.127.116.11 of its Azure MFA Server product that allows organization to add multi-factor authentication to RADIUS-, AD FS-, IIS-based and other on-premises authentication scenarios. Note: Currently, Microsoft no longer offers Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server on-premises ("MFA Server") for new deployments and trial tenants. Existing Azure MFA Server deployments … Continue reading "Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 18.104.22.168 offers improved migration abilities"
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 and through the Microsoft 365 Message Center, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for May 2023: What's New … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for May 2023"
Microsoft Defender for Identity helps Active Directory admins defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs) targeting their Active Directory Domain Services infrastructures. It is a cloud-based service, where agents on Domain Controllers provide signals to Microsoft's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to detect and report on attacks. Its dashboard allows Active Directory admins to investigate and remediate … Continue reading "What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in May 2023"
Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for May 2023: Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for May 2023"
Collaboration helps organizations increase their effectiveness in their (supply) chain by allowing people in other organization to work together in shared functionality. In the Microsoft Cloud, specifically, it allows people with Azure AD accounts to access Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure functionality. With all the new settings, I've identified 100+ different ways to collaborate, but … Continue reading "Eight things you should know about Azure AD Cross-tenant Synchronization"
Azure AD Connect v22.214.171.124 was the first v2.x to be announced with Automatic Upgrades functionality, on July 6th 2022. However, Azure AD Connect installations with custom synchronization rules fell out of scope for this feature, as were v1.x installations in the past. Azure AD Connect v126.96.36.199 offers to correct this oversight. Actually, this version is … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect Sync v188.8.131.52 offers functional changes and bug fixes"
On Tuesday June 6th, 2023, I will be presenting a free 60-minute webinar on Active Directory, together with Jay Gundotra of ENow fame. About this webinar Many large organizations use Active Directory as their primary Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, synchronizing objects to Azure AD from there. Other organizations keep Active Directory around … Continue reading "Join us for a Webinar on Securing and Monitoring Active Directory"
While Active Directory and AD FS admins may feel that they are on top of things as new Operating Systems versions only typically appear every 3 years. However, when adding Azure AD to the mix, a constellation emerges where the change rate of Azure AD may suddenly wreak havoc… A recent change Recently, Microsoft … Continue reading "A recent Microsoft change might prompt you to reconsider guest access policies"
Yesterday, for its May 2023 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a critical security update for Domain Controllers and Windows Server installations offering Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2023-28283 and rated with CVSSv3.1 scores of 8.1/7.1. A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). An adversary … Continue reading "An LDAP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability affects your Domain Controllers (CVE-2023-28283, Critical CVSSv3 8.1/7.1)"