Category Archives: Azure

#ADFS and #MFA load balancer guidance

When designing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) my actual involvement with the networking guys who handle the load balancer configuration is generally limited to a few calls and emails.  We provide some requirements in the forms of availability and … Continue reading

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (#AzureMFA) and Active Directory Federation Services (#ADFS)

Today, implementing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in an hybrid identity and access management solution based on Azure Active Directory (Azure AD, AAD) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) more often than not requires that you implement the on-premises Azure … Continue reading

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server portal looping layer-8 issue

I’ve recently designed and implemented a large hybrid identity provider that comprises Azure Active Directory Premium, Active Directory Federation Services and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server.  One of the things I did was utilise Internet Information Services (IIS) URL rewrite rules … Continue reading

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ExternalAuthenticationHandler.Process() exception: System.Net.WebException: The request failed with HTTP status 405: Method Not Allowed

It’s turning into a month of school-boy/layer-8 issues.  Evidently I need to slow down!  Scenario You are integrating Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), a.k.a. AD FS 3.0, with an on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server.  … 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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