Using Azure AD B2B collaboration support for Google IDs and Conditional Access

Hi, Alex Simons announced the public preview of Azure AD B2B Collaboration support for Google IDs, so i thought I’d share my findings on configuration, user experience and bring Azure AD Conditional Access into the mix. The first step to setting this up is to add Google as an identity provider in your Azure AD tenant….

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Deploying Azure AD Password protection for Windows Server Active Directory

Hi, As you will have seen from Alex Simon’s announcement yet another great Azure AD public preview has landed! “Azure AD Password Protection and Smart Lockout” will provide further protection to your organisation from weak passwords and bad actors. Despite organisations setting stringent password complexity rules, users are still setting passwords that are relatively weak but…

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Blocking Legacy Clients with Azure AD Conditional Access

Hi, A great new feature has been added to Azure AD Conditional Access that provides the ability to block access from legacy clients (In preview at the time of writing this post). I’ve had many customers ask for this capability so I thought I’d put together a quick run though on how to configure it…

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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 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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