Active Directory as A Target: Why AD Defense Is More Critical Than Ever

We can start with the obvious. Active Directory is the cornerstone of an increasing number of business functionalities, and every year more work hinges on stable AD operability. AD access is also a gateway to a lot of your organization’s information. It’s known that there is no such thing as an attack-proof organization, and according … Continue reading Active Directory as A Target: Why AD Defense Is More Critical Than Ever → The post Active Directory as A Target: Why AD Defense Is More Critical Than Ever appeared first on Semperis.
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Two New Microsoft Hybrid Services Dramatically Simplify Connecting your Active Directory to Azure

Microsoft recently announced the public preview of two major new capabilities that will make integrating your on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD much, much easier. Passthrough authentication (PTA) and Seamless Single Sign-On (I’m choosing to call it 3SO) will allow your users to easily access Azure AD applications such as Office 365 without installing a … Continue reading Two New Microsoft Hybrid Services Dramatically Simplify Connecting your Active Directory to Azure → The post Two New Microsoft Hybrid Services Dramatically Simplify Connecting your Active Directory to Azure appeared first on Semperis.
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Using AD FS To Change Your AD Password Anywhere, Anytime

One of the really annoying things about passwords is that you have to remember them. If you can’t remember your password at a SaaS provider, it’s pretty straightforward: you click on the “forgot password” link and go through the password recovery process. As is often the case, however, the corporate world is more complicated.  If … Continue reading Using AD FS To Change Your AD Password Anywhere, Anytime → The post Using AD FS To Change Your AD Password Anywhere, Anytime appeared first on Semperis.
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Understanding Azure AD Password (Hash) Sync

Now that businesses are adopting cloud computing as part of their business model, a large percentage are choosing to connect their on-premises Active Directory environment to its counterpart in the cloud, Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory. When you extend your on-premises AD to Azure AD, you have two choices for how you want on-premises users to … Continue reading Understanding Azure AD Password (Hash) Sync → The post Understanding Azure AD Password (Hash) Sync appeared first on Semperis.
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When you should use Azure MFA and when you should use MFA Server

One of the most common security-related trends I’m seeing with customers is an interest in adding multifactor authentication (MFA) to both their new and existing solutions. This trend is usually driven by a need to increase overall security, or to satisfy regulatory requirements. As a hybrid service, Microsoft’s Azure Multifactor Authentication (MFA) service has both … Continue reading When you should use Azure MFA and when you should use MFA Server → The post When you should use Azure MFA and when you should use MFA Server appeared first on Semperis.
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Hidden Gems: The Azure Active Directory Whitepapers

It’s pretty well accepted now that the world is moving away from painstakingly planned, piloted, deployed, and maintained on-premises applications in local data centers. It’s moving to web services, hosted in the cloud (best definition: your stuff on someone else’s computer) whose new capabilities are rapidly deployed and refined via a DevOps mentality. Another artifact … Continue reading Hidden Gems: The Azure Active Directory Whitepapers → The post Hidden Gems: The Azure Active Directory Whitepapers appeared first on Semperis.
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