Getting the best out of Azure AD

Hi, I spent some time with a customer yesterday who had a particular requirement around securing access to Office 365.  After a quick discussion it emerged they had paid for Azure AD Premium (via EMS licensing) but weren’t using key features that would help address their requirement.  After 10 mins of walking through Azure AD…

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Azure AD – Ignite 2017 Announcement Summary

Hi, With the masses of information coming out of Ignite 2017 last week, I thought i’d throw together a quick summary of the key Azure AD announcements for your perusal. Some really great announcements and major enhancements in Conditional Access. Pass Through Authentication (PTA) is now generally available –  This feature has been in preview…

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Azure AD B2C – Part 3 – User Experience

In this final post of the series we will test the Azure B2C applications we have set up in the previous posts (link here). We will show the user experience with Azure AD B2C using different B2C policies and using email\social identities for signup\logon. Just to recap we have 2 applications: A Job Portal that…

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Azure AD B2C – Part 2 – B2C Policies

Azure AD B2C provides the ability to set up policies to control how users can logon, sign up, edit profile information and reset passwords. These polices can be used on a per application basis. The policy assignment is performed by defining the policy name within the application itself. The policies we will discuss are the:…

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Azure AD B2C – Part 1 – Overview

Hi, Azure AD B2C has been generally available for a while now and I’m seeing real interest from customers on this topic. I have lots of customers that have public facing applications and have real headaches managing the identity\security aspects. This is exactly the problem that Azure AD B2C is looking to address by providing:…

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Getting Ready for Microsoft Cloud Identity – AAD Connect

Hi, The process to deploy AADConnect is a well-trodden path and there is lots of installation guidance out there.  This post is going to go into to a little more detail on deployment considerations and the options you are presented with during the installation. Build Number – AADConnect is regularly updated with new features. At…

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Azure Site Recovery Overview (Azure to Azure)

Hi, I’m temporarily deviating from Cloud Identity topics to show you a new Azure feature (that is in preview at the time of writing this post). Azure to Azure Site Recovery allows you to replicate\failover virtual machines from one Azure region to another. Azure Site Recovery has been around for a while and until recently…

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Getting Ready for Microsoft Cloud Identity – Directory Preparation

Hi, A critical factor in the successful deployment of Microsoft Cloud Identity components is getting your on-premises Active Directory in order. Customers I work with generally have little problems getting AADConnect and\or AD FS deployed, but sometimes do miss some of the required directory remediation to ensure the deployment goes smoothly. For this reason I…

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AADConnect – Multi Forest Synchronisation Planning

Hi, I mentioned in a previous post that I would go into further detail on the Multi-Forest synchronisation scenarios. I’m a man of my word so here it is. 🙂 With consolidation, mergers and acquisitions common place in today’s world, the Multi Forest capabilities of AADConnect are heavily utilised by customers. Customers really value these…

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Cloud Identity Overview – Part 3 (Synchronisation)

Part 3 – Synchronisation As you will have read I have mentioned the reliance on an appliance named “AADConnect” for synchronisation of users, groups and contacts to Azure AD. So what is this synchronisation and why do we need it?. In a nutshell synchronisation is required for the following reasons. Provide on-premises integration – enables…

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