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….


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…


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…


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…


Cloud Identity Overview – Part 2 (Authorisation)

Part 2 – Authorisation Authentication is the process to validate that an individual is who they say they are. Authorisation extends this to determine what are they allowed to access given what we know about the user at that point. As we move into an era of working anywhere, on any device at any time,…


Cloud Identity Overview – Part 1 (Authentication)

Hi, I spend a lot of time with customers talking about Cloud Identity so I thought I’d put together a series of posts that provide an overview of the Microsoft Cloud Identity Story. In these posts I will aim to provide an overview of the technologies, describe the deployment options and answer frequently asked questions I get from customers….

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