Microsoft Entra Identity Governance – Connecting the Dots

Been working on this blog post for a while as this talks about an important service in Azure AD. In a standard organization environment, how many resources will a user access from the point where they have Onboard to the day that they are offboarded from all the systems? Are you able to keep a … Continue reading Microsoft Entra Identity Governance – Connecting the Dots

How to Configure Azure AD Connect Sync and Cloud Sync Tools to Prevent Accidental Object Deletions

This blog post is a combination of old and new features of Azure AD Connect Sync and Azure AD Cloud Sync tools. AAD Connect Sync feature was there already and what's new is the Sync Client's feature of preventing accidental deletion. There can be many reasons for this kind of mishap to take place Intentional … Continue reading How to Configure Azure AD Connect Sync and Cloud Sync Tools to Prevent Accidental Object Deletions

Latest Microsoft Authenticator App/ MFA Improvements

Exciting new improvements in the Microsoft Authenticator front. This is a step towards phishing attacks that can lead to accidental MFA approvals. We all know about MFA fatigue by now and how much damage a bad actor can make when an account holder makes one wrong move. This will trend will not stop, but this … Continue reading Latest Microsoft Authenticator App/ MFA Improvements

How to Configure Azure AD Authentication Strengths

Require Multifactor Authentication is good, but what if the methods that can be registered aren't powerful enough to secure the resources? Eg: Accept the Auth push notification or SMS or Phone Call method. Those traditional methods have proved user authentication methods must be strengthened in-order to defend today's sophisticated phishing attacks. Introducing  Authentication strengths Conditional … Continue reading How to Configure Azure AD Authentication Strengths

Azure AD Device Registration – Part 2 – Use Azure Automation to Get Notified When Devices Go Pending State

This is the 2nd post of this 2 part troubleshooting series and In the 1st part of this series I showed you why the devices can go on Pending and what can you do to troubleshoot and fix the issue. But what if you go Hybrid AAD Join mode with your fleet and you need … Continue reading Azure AD Device Registration – Part 2 – Use Azure Automation to Get Notified When Devices Go Pending State

Azure AD Device Registration – Part 1 – How to Fix the Pending Registration State Issue?

Firstly I must say, during your cloud journey you may have seen this error many times and fixed this many times. Also there can be engineers who are yet to see this error (among other errors) and want to fix this. In a Hybrid AAD Joined (HAADJ) environment, ideally what you want the device registration … Continue reading Azure AD Device Registration – Part 1 – How to Fix the Pending Registration State Issue?

[Product Feature] Passwordless Authentication with FEITIAN BioPass FIDO2 Security Key K49

FEITIAN Technologies recently reached me out via LinkedIn to request if I can review one of their latest Passwordless key products - K49. This is not a paid review and only contains my independent opinion as a technologist as well as an avid Identity and Access Management enthusiast. I'm always a big fan of going … Continue reading [Product Feature] Passwordless Authentication with FEITIAN BioPass FIDO2 Security Key K49

Get Notified When You Have Group Based License Assignment Issues

I'm considered as a citizen developer and I know the ways to get some automation happening when it needed the most. This is one of them. This has been in my head for a while and I've seen this happening many times. SO thought to do some findings, playing around with the tools to come … Continue reading Get Notified When You Have Group Based License Assignment Issues

Microsoft Entra – An Overview

Woke up to a nice little surprise from Microsoft this morning. Microsoft Entra. At first glance It looked like they have bundled the Identity and Access related products in to one portal and provides access via https://entra.microsoft.com According to Microsoft, this is a single pane of view for all Identity and Access related solutions, which … Continue reading Microsoft Entra – An Overview

Use Conditional Access Policies to Securely Register Security Information for MFA and SSPR

Hello there! This week I thought I will write one more article on Conditional Access Policies. As you know setting up an access policy is easy and it is basically mandatory to have one or more polices now, but you may have internal polices where anyone who is registering for MFA must do that in … Continue reading Use Conditional Access Policies to Securely Register Security Information for MFA and SSPR

How to Use KQL and Azure Log Analytics to Inspect Azure AD Sign-in Logs?

As you may already know KQL has become the standard for querying large data sets in Azure Log Analytics space. When you have thousands of users who are in Azure AD and when you have MFA and other Conditional Access Policies setup, next thing you will see is tons of sign in logs, activity logs, … Continue reading How to Use KQL and Azure Log Analytics to Inspect Azure AD Sign-in Logs?