Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.654.0 addresses a critical security vulnerability

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. […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for November 2017

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 November 2017:   What’s Planned Retiring ACS Service Category: ACS Product Capability: Access Control […]

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

Next week, on Wednesday November 29, 2017 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 […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for October 2017

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 October 2017:   What’s Planned Deprecating Azure AD reports Service Category: ReportingProduct Capability: Identity […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is now in the new Azure Portal (in Public Preview)

For months, admins wanting to create and manage their on-premises Azure Multi-factor Authentication Server settings had to resort to the old Azure Portal, based on the Azure Service Management (ASM) model, and the PhoneFactor Web (PFWeb) portal, while the rest of Azure Active Directory moved and improved in the new Azure Portal, based on Azure […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.1.647.0 fixes Common Issues with Sign-In Methods

Last Thursday, Microsoft released version 1.1.647.0 of Azure AD Connect, its free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments to Azure Active Directory. At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft declared Seamless Single Sign-On and Pass-through Authentication features as Generally Available, so the team doubled down […]

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Why installing Azure AD Connect on an Active Directory Domain Controller might not be the most brilliant of ideas

When you read through Azure AD Connect’s prerequisites page, you’ll notice that Microsoft supports installing Azure AD Connect on Active Directory Domain Controllers. While this would certainly be a helpful scenario for organizations with up to 50 user accounts, I would not recommend doing so. Note: Installing Azure AD Connect on a Read-only Domain Controller […]

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My Cybersecurity Talk interview with CQURE Academy is now available

Raymond Comvalius and I presented at the Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) in February of this year. Before our Azure AD B2C and Azure AD B2B session, we were interviewed by Paula Januszkiewicz for her CQURE Academy. Raymond’s interview for this series of CyberSecurity Talk has been available for some time. Yesterday CQURE Academy published my […]

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Azure AD Connect 1.1.614.0 offers a load of fixes and enhanced functionality

Yesterday, Microsoft released version 1.1.614.0 of Azure AD Connect, its free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments to Azure Active Directory.   What’s New Azure AD Connect Sync Azure AD Connect now features a Troubleshoot task in the Azure AD Connect wizard […]

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Azure AD Connect: objectGUID vs. mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Azure AD Connect: objectGUID vs. mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid

In the first part of this series, I’ve explained how Azure AD Connect version 1.1.553.0 and beyond allows you to switch from objectGUID to mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid as the source anchor attribute , the benefits of doing so and what you may and may not expect when you make the switch. Now that I’ve shown you the […]

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