Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

Only Three Months of Support remain for DirSync and Azure AD Sync

As I wrote earlier, Microsoft ends support for implementations using the stand-alone Azure AD Sync tool and implementations of DirSync per April 13, 2017. As I write this, there is a mere three months left to take care of your migration to a recent version of Azure AD Connect and the implementation of lifecycle management […]

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From the field: Colleagues in specific group encounter error “AADSTS50107 Requested federation realm object does not exist.”

Sometimes, you hit error messages that are just too vague to troubleshoot. I like these kinds of situations. This particular one is especially fun, because it requires some intermediate knowledge of Active Directory Federation Services in Hybrid Identity environments. My favorite subject.   The situation Single Sign-On (SSO) for organizations comes in many shapes and […]

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Version 1.1.380.0 of Azure AD Connect fixes a bug in multi-domain scenarios

Last week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, dubbed version 1.1.380.0, that contains a bug fix that is especially applicable to organizations using Azure AD Connect in a networking environment consisting of multiple Active Directory domains and/or Active Directory Forests.   What’s New In this build of Azure AD Connect, an issue […]

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Azure AD Connect 1.1.371.0 offers Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-On preview capabilities

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, dubbed version 1.1.370.0, featuring two new Hybrid Identity features. This morning, Microsoft released an even newer version of Azure AD Connect with version number 1.1.371.0, fixing an issue that customers experienced when upgrading to 1.1.370.0. Let’s look at the new features in these two versions […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.1.343.0 with support for Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016

Yesterday, while I was chatting with a company in the North of Netherlands on Azure, Microsoft released version 1.1.343.0 of Azure AD Connect, for all your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services and LDAP v3 to Azure Active Directory, and thus Office 365, synchronization needs. Version 1.1.343.0 of Azure AD Connect, dubbed the November 2016 release, […]

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Security Thoughts: Azure Active Directory Passport Library for Node.js is vulnerable for authentication bypass (CVE-2016-7191)

Yesterday night, we received a notification that a vulnerability in some older versions of the Azure Active Directory Passport Library for Node.js (Passport-Azure-AD) is vulnerable for authentication bypassing, because the ValidateIssuer setting wasn’t recognized, resulting in incorrectly validating tokens. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could bypass Azure Active Directory authentication to a targeted […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.1.281.0 has been released

Last week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect for all your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services and LDAP v3 to Azure Active Directory, and thus Office 365, synchronization needs. Version 1.1.281.0 of Azure AD Connect, dubbed the August 2016 release, adds fixes and improvements. Fixed issues This version introduces fixes for the […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 7.1.2.1 for your convenience

This week, Microsoft released version 7.1.2.1 of its on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server to replace the revoked Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server v7.1.1.1 bits, due to a signing issue in the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication User Portal, that resulted in problems with some Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server deployments.   What’s New Allow users to choose their authentication […]

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Why the Azure Active Directory Windows PowerShell Module is good news

Last week, Microsoft announced a new preview version of the Azure Active Directory Windows PowerShell Module. This is good news! Let me tell you why.   About the Azure AD PowerShell Module Using the Azure Active Directory Windows PowerShell Module, Azure AD Admins can manage several aspects of Azure Active Directory for their organizations and/or […]

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Microsoft Authenticator – One easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs

As announced on July 25, today, Microsoft’s new Microsoft Authenticator app replaces both its Azure Authenticator and Microsoft Account app as the one easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs. Now, I’m not sure whether Microsoft will use the above slogan for the app, but to me it sums up what this new app […]

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