Deep Dive in Azure Active Directory Synchronization – Ahmad Yasin – Beta Edition

Hello All, Today, we published our First E-Book which discuss some topics in Azure AD Synchronization process and federation services. This is the first edition of this book, it’s a beta edition, Me and the other contributors in this book wrote it without any external support, we did our best to make it useful to …

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Securing the RDP connection Using Azure MFA for windows 2012/ 2012R2/2016 with RD Gateway and NPS server.

Hello All, In my previous articles, we explained a step by step how to secure the remote access (RDP connection) using Azure Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), at that time we mentioned that the same procedure can only applied to windows 2012 and earlier and it’s not supported to be applied to windows 2012 R2 and above. …

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Configure AD FS to use Email Address as Alternate Login ID – Case Study

Hello Experts, Recently, i saw some requests asking how to Allow AD FS to authenticate against Email address instead of username, to understand the concept more, let’s imaging below scenario: Customer have an AD Connect to sync objects from local Active Directory to Azure AD, usually when you deploy AD Connect using Express setting or …

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Enable Persistent Single Sign on (PSSO) for SharePoint online

Hello All, In this short article, we will discuss the steps in order to enable Persistent Single Sign on (PSSO) for SharePoint Online with ADFS integration. Simply, PSSO means that within a period of time, the users can access SharePoint online without the need to authenticate every time with ADFS (within specific period), usually the normal …

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SalesForce with ADFS Integration for SSO – IOS devices cannot access the SalesForce page

Hello All, In this article, we will discuss a small topic but it’s very important for most of the companies that Integrate Salesforce with Active directory Federation Service (ADFS) to achieve single Sign on (SSO). For some reason, I tried to deployed ADFS with SalesForce to achieve SSO following below article from SalesForce site: https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Single_Sign-On_with_Force.com_and_Microsoft_Active_Directory_Federation_Services Note: …

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How to deal with Stopped deletion threshold exceeded error in AD Connect

Hello All, Today we will discuss very simple topic but sometimes it may confuse the IT Admins, this scenario happens when the Admin made a changes in the synchronization filtering by mistake, for example unselect one OU from OU filtering. AD Connect have a built in feature to prevent accidental deletion for the objects, when …

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Azure ADConnect Export Failed with Permission-issue error (Insufficient access rights to perform this operation)

Hello Guys, while i am working in one of the ADConnect deployment, we faced an issue in the export operation with error “Permission-Issue” for some users as appears in below snapshot: from above console, when we clicked on the one of the effected users to expand the error, we got below snapshot with an error …

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Getting Started with Azure Active Directory Graph API

Hello Everybody, In this article we will discuss the concept of Azure Active Directory Graph API and how to start using Graph API. In local active directory, when any application integrated with local AD want to look up for objects in the directory it used Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) in order to perform the …

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Azure AD Pass-Through Authentication – Concept Overview

Hello Azure Lovers, In this Paper,we will discuss the concept of Azure AD pass-through authentication which will enable the organization to keep the users’ password in on-premises and redirect all cloud authentications to be against local active directory. To download the full document, visit Microsoft Technet: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-AD-pass-through-d0c97543  Ahmad Yasin is a Microsoft Cloud Engineer and the …

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Understanding AZURE AD Connect Sync Scheduler

Hi All, we prepared a document to discuss the concept of Azure AD Connect Sync Scheduler, we tried to demonstrate the concept and let you have a good knowledge on it in addition to how modify the schedule using windows Azure PowerShell based on your requirements, we assumed you have a basic knowledge of Azure AD Connect …

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