AD DS from the Cloud

AD DS from the Cloud

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Microsoft®’s Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) has proven to be extremely popular. In fact, most organizations have leveraged the legacy domain controller for their Windows®-based networks for the past two decades. As IT networks change and morph, however, IT organizations and MSPs are looking for an AD DS from ... Read More
LDAP is Dead. Long Live Cloud LDAP.

LDAP is Dead. Long Live Cloud LDAP.

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With all of the new authentication protocols being released and utilized, it would seem that the traditional LDAP authentication protocol is dead. Interestingly, that is hardly the case. LDAP is Still Very Much Alive Although LDAP may not to be quite as popular as it once was, it is still ... Read More
Use Cases for Active Directory®

Use Cases for Active Directory®

| | Active Directory, Blog
It would seem that discussing the use cases for Active Directory® (AD) would be straight forward. After all, the Microsoft® identity provider is the market share leader for on-prem directory services. But, recent changes like the shift to the cloud and the move to heterogeneous IT environments have many organizations ... Read More
Why Shift Away from Microsoft?

Why Shift Away from Microsoft®?

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With the move to the cloud, macOS®, and web-based applications, some organizations can’t help but wonder, why? Why shift away from Microsoft®? With Microsoft being the most dominant software company in the world, why would organizations want to use other platforms and solutions? These are great questions that deserve a ... Read More
OpenLDAP (pic of man with glasses)

Introduction to Directory Services

What is at the center of making work happen for most organizations? For many, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the internet, their computer, or maybe a web-based application of some sort. While all of those tools are important for tackling work every day, the true hub ... Read More
macOS management

Mac® Management Competitors

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At the start of 2009, Windows® had 95% of the Desktop OS market share worldwide, and Mac® had 3%. Fast forward a decade later and Windows’ market share has dropped to 74% while Mac’s has increased to 13%. Mac systems are making their way into the working world, and one ... Read More
Introduction to a Cloud Directory

Introduction to a Cloud Directory

Historically, the directory service has been provided on-prem via solutions such as Microsoft® Active Directory® or OpenLDAP™. This made a great deal of sense because most networks were on-prem and Windows® -based. As you probably know, however, the IT landscape hasn’t stayed this way. Instead, it has changed and shifted ... Read More
Review of NIST SP 800-63 Memorized Secrets Guidelines

Review of NIST SP 800-63 Memorized Secrets Guidelines

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NIST regulations for memorized secrets can be an important part of an IT organization’s goal to comply with federal guidelines. Many organizations are required by law to comply and many others leverage NIST’s guidance for strong security hygiene. Whatever your purview, this blog post is intended as a review of ... Read More
Benefits of IDaaS

Benefits of IDaaS

What are the benefits of IDaaS (Identity-as-a-Service)? Are the benefits the same across the different players in the space? As you consider your identity management strategy, these are excellent questions to be asking. An even more important one that you need to consider, though, is what does IDaaS mean to ... Read More
Future of AD DS

Future of AD DS

| | Active Directory, Blog
Is Azure® Active Directory® Domain Services (Azure AD DS) the future of AD DS (Active Directory Domain Services)? The short answer is no, but in this piece we will discuss what the future holds in store for Microsoft® ’s identity and access management approach. When AD DS Made Sense AD ... Read More