Tag Archives: Azure

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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RPC Error 8453 Replication access was denied in Azure AD Sync Services #AADSync

Quick post to describe a common layer-8 issue. You’ve installed Azure AD Sync Services (AADSync) 1.0.0470.1023 (or later) and have setup password hash synchronisation, i.e. you are synchronising users and their passwords as opposed to creating federated users. Password synchronisation … 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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How cool is the Azure Active Directory Graph?

I’ve been deploying Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) for the purpose of multi-forest synchronisation to Azure Active Directory (AAD), i.e. Office 365 directory synchronisation using FIM (again).  On one of my recent engagements we had some very tight timelines and as … Continue reading

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FIM and Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

You may or may not know that Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – officially called Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – is now live and available.  Microsoft announced the General Availability (GA) today, here.  Microsoft have a knowledgebase article … Continue reading

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