Category: Identity

Do’s and don’ts concerning security for Identity part 4

Continuing with the do’s of Identity and supposing that you are in part of your journey that you have either Hybrid or fully cloud-based identities. In the last part I covered how you can use Hybrid Identity Administrator role, Automation…

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PowerShell 7.2.7 and Could not load type ‘System.Security.Cryptography.SHA256Cng’

The error is described in the title but what leads to this error? Generating the problem with Connect-AzureAD module When you have PowerShell 7.* installed and you want to install Azure AD module and connect to Azure AD, the install…

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Accessing Azure SQL with different methods

I decided to write about Azure SQL as inspired by an question from the community. The ask was “How to do I access Azure SQL with MFA enabled user, should I remove the MFA and create a normal user?” In…

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Additional context in Microsoft Authenticator notifications is now generally available!

Why to use? Additional context is now out of preview and you really should enable it as soon as possible, it’s really really important that your users understand where they login from! Multi-factor authentication is excellent security feature, in the…

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Do’s and don’ts concerning security for Identity part 3

Continuing with the do’s of Identity and supposing that you have a Hybrid identity setup. This will translate to having Source of Authority (SoA) in your on-premises environment. We covered parts of user sync, what kind of solutions to use…

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Do’s and don’ts concerning security for Identity part 2

Continuing with the do’s of Identity and supposing that you have a Hybrid identity setup. If you still need (haven’t convinced you otherwise) federation services in on-premises, use should use Defender for Identity sensors for ADFS What it needs? ADFS…

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Certificate-based authentication is generally available!

Microsoft announced today at Ignite 2022 that Certificate-Based Authentication is officially out of preview and ready to use! Why CBA was created? “In May of 2021, the President issued Executive Order 14028, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity calling for the Federal Government to modernize…

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Tips for studying and passing Microsoft Security exams – Updated (Ignite 2022) version

This an hyper-boosted revised version of my last guide for passing Microsoft exams so let’s get going. Ignite 2022 Ignite is starting tomorrow and guess what? You still have time to register you self! I believe most of you are…

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Conditional access and authentication strength (preview)

First I wanted to mention the link problems inside Azure Portals. For a while and for some people portal.azure.com didn’t show the Authentication strengths in their portal, this has now been fixed in normal Azure portal. Entra portal on the…

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Do’s and don’t concerning security for Identity part 1

In simplified terms there is two different ways to build a cloud service. Cloud-based or Cloud native Hybrid There is also different possibilities to federate Identities between Cloud service providers but also with Federation services through on-premises environment. Azure AD…

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