What’s New in Azure Active Directory for June 2019

Azure Active Directory

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 2019:


What’s New

New riskDetections API for Microsoft Graph Public preview

Service category: Identity Protection
Product capability: Identity Security & Protection

Microsoft is pleased to announce the new riskDetections API for Microsoft Graph is now in public preview. Administrators can use this new API to view a list of their organization's Identity Protection-related user and sign-in risk detections. Admins can also use this API to more efficiently query risk detections, including details about the detection type, status, level, and more.


New Federated Apps available in Azure AD app gallery

Service category: Enterprise Apps
Product capability: 3rd Party Integration

In June 2019, Microsoft has added these 22 new apps with Federation support to the Azure AD App Gallery:

  1. Azure AD SAML Toolkit
  2. Otsuka Shokai (大塚商会)
  4. Azure VPN Client
  5. ExpenseIn
  6. Helper Helper
  7. Costpoint
  8. GlobalOne
  9. Mercedes-Benz In-Car Office
  10. Skore
  11. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console
  12. CyberArk SAML Authentication
  13. Scrible Edu
  14. PandaDoc
  15. Perceptyx
  16. Proptimise OS
  17. Vtiger CRM (SAML)
  18. Oracle Access Manager for Oracle Retail Merchandising
  19. Oracle Access Manager for Oracle E-Business Suite
  20. Oracle IDCS for E-Business Suite
  21. Oracle IDCS for PeopleSoft
  22. Oracle IDCS for JD Edwards


Automate user account provisioning for these SaaS apps

Service category: Enterprise Apps
Product capability: Monitoring & Reporting

Azure AD admins can now automate creating, updating, and deleting user accounts for these newly-integrated apps:


What’s Changed

View the real-time progress of the Azure AD provisioning service

Service category: App Provisioning
Product capability: Identity Lifecycle Management

Microsoft has updated the Azure AD provisioning experience to include a new progress bar that shows admins how far they are in the user provisioning process. This updated experience also provides information about the number of users provisioned during the current cycle, as well as how many users have been provisioned to date.


Company branding now appears on sign out and error screens

Service category: Authentications (Logins)
Product capability: User Authentication

Microsoft has updated Azure AD so that company branding now appears on the sign out and error screens, as well as the sign-in page. Administrators don't have to do anything to turn this feature on; Azure AD simply uses the assets that have already been set up in the Company branding area of the Azure portal.


What’s Deprecated

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server is no longer available for new deployments

Service category: MFA
Product capability: Identity Security & Protection

As of July 1, 2019, Microsoft will no longer offer MFA Server for new deployments. New organizations who want to require multi-factor authentication must now use cloud-based Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. Organizations who activated MFA Server prior to July 1 won't see a change; Admins will still be able to download the latest version, get future updates, and generate activation credentials.

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