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 Passwordless Authentication With FEITIAN BioPass FIDO2 Security Key K49

A Closer Look At The Azure AD Joined Device Local Administrator Role And Endpoint Manager Account Protection Policy

Local Admin is a must needed account/ access that requires in a domain setup for so many reasons. Over the years Microsoft brought many options to manage these accounts in a secure manner. Restricted groups/ LAPS etc. With Azure AD and Endpoint Manager in the scene, many devices are moved to cloud managed rather than … Continue reading A Closer Look At The Azure AD Joined Device Local Administrator Role And Endpoint Manager Account Protection Policy

Windows Autopatch – General Availability With Improvements

This is an update post on the much awaited Windows Autopatch service. This went from Public Preview to General Availability today (12/06/2022) and number of good improvements have been introduced and I would like to go through them. If you haven't read my previous posts on Windows Autopatch, please check them from below. Features EnrollmentDevice … Continue reading Windows Autopatch – General Availability With Improvements

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 Log Analytics on Endpoint Manager

Ever since I learned about KQL I'm obsessed about it and what it can do in Azure Log Analytics space and this is my attempt on plugging another service to Log Analytics to experiment with the logs. KQL has proven to be a clever tool when it comes to dig deeper in to Log Analytics. … Continue reading How to use Log Analytics on Endpoint Manager

How to Setup Endpoint Manager RBAC

Welcome to another MEM article. Today I'm going to talk about an essential component of Microsoft Endpoint Manager where a lot of admins ignore or fail to configure. As your team grows or if you planning on outsourcing tasks to a different team of admins, a MSP perhaps, it is vital to configure correct RBAC … Continue reading How to Setup Endpoint Manager RBAC

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?

Two Ways To Enable Hybrid AAD Join Mode For A Controlled Deployment

When you planning (of course you are!) to bring the local AD joined Windows workstations to Microsoft Endpoint Manager/ Intune, one of the first things you need to complete is a Pilot/ controlled deployment to understand the end result, Hybrid AAD Joined state's features and what options will be opened for you to test and … Continue reading Two Ways To Enable Hybrid AAD Join Mode For A Controlled Deployment

Manage Continues Access Evaluation behaviour via Conditional Access Polices

When I first had a play with CAE for the 1st time, I wrote about on the importance of this setting and how to enable it in your environment. Please check the previous article below. https://shehanperera.com/2021/07/10/aad-cae/ Microsoft recently announced the same CAE control will be available via Conditional Access Policies and can be setup per … Continue reading Manage Continues Access Evaluation behaviour via Conditional Access Polices

Azure AD Hidden Gems. Azure AD Temporary Access Pass

Temporary Access Pass or TAP, is a cool Azure AD feature which is still in Preview, but I see huge wins if Microsoft put this in to general availability so that the IT admins can provide uninterupted security over user accounts. In real life, users may forget to bring the mobile phone to office or … Continue reading Azure AD Hidden Gems. Azure AD Temporary Access Pass

How to Assign Admin Roles to Azure AD Groups with Access Reviews and Just in Time Access?

As of July 31 2021, this feature in Generally Available and was notified in the M365 Admin Center with the message MC274516 This approach is how you assign roles to Azure AD Groups along with the Privileged Identity Management features Just in Time access and Access Reviews options. Previous setup If you need to assign … Continue reading How to Assign Admin Roles to Azure AD Groups with Access Reviews and Just in Time Access?

How to analyze Conditional Access Policies with ‘Report Only’ Mode?

Conditional Access Polices can be setup in 3 main modes. On/ Off/ Report Only. On and Off modes are self explanatory where "Report Only" mode needs additional work. This post will go in detail on how to use the Report Only mode before you actually switch to ON. Read more about Conditional Access Policies https://shehanperera.com/2022/05/03/aad-cap101/Continue reading How to analyze Conditional Access Policies with ‘Report Only’ Mode?