Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Verifying Federated Login

I started off this Azure AD Connect series by going through the express installation path, where the password hash synchronization sign-in option is selected by default. This was followed by the custom installation path using pass-through authentication and a remote SQL installation. The latest post in the series covers federation with Active Directory Federation Services … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Verifying Federated Login

Step by Step: Enforce Require LDAP Signing on domain controllers. Part 2

Introduction On Part 2 of this post, I will show how to request a certificate for a domain controller to use LDAPS, we will see also why we should never use simple bind on clear text. This post is intended to give you an action plan on how you can Enforce Require LDAP Signing on … Continue reading Step by Step: Enforce Require LDAP Signing on domain controllers. Part 2

Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Federation with AD FS

I started off this Azure AD Connect series by going through the express installation path, where the password hash synchronization sign-in option is selected by default. This was followed by the custom installation path using pass-through authentication and a remote SQL installation. See: Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Express InstallationField Notes: Azure Active Directory … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Federation with AD FS

Azure MFA over NPS MFA Extension

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-mfa-nps-extension The MFA extension for NPS is the new way of integration if you dont want to host the MFA self-service onpremise. NPS is Windows component works as a radius for integration with 3rd party applications/appliances I just come from integrating this to F5 VPN/Portal witch and not tested by F5 team (while i'm writing … Continue reading Azure MFA over NPS MFA Extension

Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Custom Installation with Pass-Through Authentication & a remote SQL Server

Integrating your on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory makes your users more productive by providing a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources.  Azure Active Directory Connect is the Microsoft tool designed to meet and accomplish your hybrid identity goals.  It provides features such as password hash synchronization, pass-through authentication, federation integration, and … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Custom Installation with Pass-Through Authentication & a remote SQL Server

Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Express Installation

Integrating your on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory makes your users more productive by providing a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources.  Azure AD Connect is the Microsoft tool designed to meet and accomplish your hybrid identity goals.  It provides features such as password hash synchronization, pass-through authentication, federation integration, and health … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Express Installation

Field Notes: Access denied when removing Active Directory integrated DNS Zones

With Windows Server 2008 R2 reaching end of life in January 2020, many organizations have been migrating their workloads to Windows Server 2016 or newer.  This period is also an opportunity for some to decommission and consolidate domains to reduce complexities where possible.  I posted about an upgrade blocker when the File Replication Service is … Continue reading Field Notes: Access denied when removing Active Directory integrated DNS Zones