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Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 2

Written on January 11, 2018 at 4:23 PM, by

Installation In the previous post I explained how to setup the Windows environmental variable PATH so you can run the terraform executable from any path. In this post I will explain how I set up my favorite text file editor. In the last year or so I came to fall in love with Microsoft Visual […]

Office 365 will allow TLS 1.2 only starting October 31st 2018

Written on January 10, 2018 at 10:51 PM, by

*Update 10 February 2018* So, Microsoft announced a new date for this change and updated their support article regarding TLS support. It’s now October 31st 2018, instead of March 1st 2018. This gives organizations a lot more time to prepare for this change. IMHO the previous date was maybe a little too ambitious and it […]

Installing Multi-Factor Authentication Server with the new Portal Experience

Written on January 10, 2018 at 8:19 AM, by

Per this week, Azure Active Directory is no longer available in the ‘Old’ Portal experience. Previously, I’ve shared with you how to download, install and configure Microsoft’s on-premises Multi-Factor Authentication Server, while using the old Portal Experience. Now, let me show you how to download, install and configure it with the ‘New’ Portal. In this […]

Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 1

Written on January 8, 2018 at 1:09 PM, by

This is a series of blog posts going in to the setup of Terraform and building your first Azure deployment. First we are going to the local installation. Terraform is able to run on a variety of operating systems: MacOS FreeBSD Linux OpenBSD Solaris Windows Since this blog Is mostly about Microsoft, Windows and Azure […]

I’m co-presenting a second webinar on tracking changes in Hybrid Identity

Written on January 8, 2018 at 8:26 AM, by

On Wednesday January 24, 2018 I’m co-presenting a webinar on tracking changes in Hybrid Identity environments, based on Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Azure AD. The session is sponsored by Netwrix, who I think have a stellar solution for tackling this challenge. This expert webinar is scheduled for a convenient time for my […]

Use your F5 BIG-IP Appliance as Full-Fledged AD FS Web Application Proxy

Written on January 3, 2018 at 7:40 PM, by

With the release of version 13.1 of its BIG-IP software, F5 Networks enables you to make your F5 BIG-IP series appliances and F5 Virtual Edition (VE) appliances to act as ful-fledged Web Application Proxies in combination with Windows Server 2012 R2 and/or Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers using MS-ADFSPIP. About […]

The Weblogs in 2017

Written on December 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM, by

Goodbye 2017! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Although we missed the beat last year, this year we’re stronger than ever with our analysis.   Pageviews and visits Throughout 2017, the / Weblogs served four and a half million pages. To be […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for December 2017

Written on December 29, 2017 at 11:11 AM, 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 new functionality for Azure Active Directory for December 2017:   What’s New Review of Terms of use in the access panel […]

Using Azure AD Connect with a gMSA

Written on December 28, 2017 at 12:40 PM, by

Since version 1.1.443.0, you can use Azure AD Connect with a group Managed Service Account (gMSA) as its service account. I thought it was time to show you how to configure Azure AD Connect with a gMSA.   The problem with service accounts We all use service accounts in our environments. These accounts allow us […]

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.654.0 addresses a critical security vulnerability

Written on December 13, 2017 at 2:26 PM, by

It feels like only a couple of months ago, but actually only half a year ago, Microsoft released a version of Azure AD Connect that fixed a critical security vulnerability related to password resets. Yesterday, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect that does the same thing, but actually in a different feature. […]