Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

Claim rules for the Azure Active Directory (#AzureAD) Relying Party (RP) trust

When you establish a federation with Azure Active Directory (AAD) for the purpose of single sign-on (SSO) the majority of people will utilise the Azure AD PowerShell cmdlets to create or convert one or more verified domains into federated domains.  … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Microsoft Online immutable ID design decision

Some time back I posted about Azure Active Directory synchronisation using Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 and the Azure AD Connector.  My focus was multi-forest deployments, but as we know this topology was required for several advanced scenarios too.  … Continue reading

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Which Device Registration Service (DRS)

Apologies if this is obvious but it wasn’t quite so clear cut to me, therefore a quick post seems sensible. Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) ships with a component called the Device Registration Service, or … Continue reading

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Self Service Password Reset writeback to Windows Server AD using DirSync

In my previous post I described that Microsoft have released a preview of the next generation of directory synchronisation in the form of Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services, or AAD Sync for short.  The official announcement, via the Active Directory … Continue reading

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Preview of Azure AD Sync Services released

On Monday 14th April Microsoft announced the availability of the preview of Azure Active Directory Sync (AAD Sync) on connect.  AAD Sync is the evolution of FIM 2010 and DirSync to deliver an easy configuration for multi-forest customers on boarding … Continue reading

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Upgrading the Forefront Identity Manager Connector for Windows Azure Active Directory

On 19th February 2014 Microsoft released version 1.0.6635.0069 of the Forefront Identity Manager Connector for Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD), a.k.a. the Azure Active Directory (AAD) Connector for FIM 2010 R2.  The new connector introduces four new attributes to support … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Active Directory Connector part 3: immutable ID

This post is part three of a series of posts focussing on the Azure Active Directory connector.  In part one I introduced the connector, discussing what it is, where and when to use it.  In part two I described a … Continue reading

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