Identity

Azure AD – A new portal/product family to manage your identity and access

If you use Microsoft cloud services – either Azure or Office 365 – you know that identity and access management is performed through the use of Azure Active Directory. Over time Azure AD has been improved by adding new capabilities and features to help you manage and secure your identity and access. Well, a new …

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Azure AD – You can now automate actions when reviewing guest/external users access

As you  know, you can invite external users (known as guest) to your organization, leading to the creation of a guest account in your Azure AD. You also know that reviewing such external access is always a complicated tasks. To assist in this process, Microsoft has introduced some time ago already a feature called Azure …

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Azure AD – You can easily and automatically manage access to groups, applications and SharePoint sites for your users (internal and external)

As part of the identity and access control management on Azure AD, you can now use Azure AD Entitlement (also known as Azure AD Identity Governance) (in preview) to easily and automatically manage access to your groups or applications by your users, both internal (corporate) or external (guest). By using Azure AD Entitlement, you can …

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Azure – Workday integration with Azure AD is getting stronger

As you may already know you can use Workday to automatically manage user account provisioning/termination with Azure AD (and/or Active Directory). Well this integration is getting stronger and simpler as the solution is now reaching the general availability state with some interesting updates: The new Provisioning Agent with built-in support for high availability and failover …

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Identity – A new form of identity is being developed by Microsoft

This clearly follows the path of what has been already announced by Microsoft for using blockchain to manage, protect and validate identities. A new form of identity, called Decentralized Identity, is under way to help developer to validate identities. You can start using these API’s (based on the W3C CCG draft specifications – https://w3c-ccg.github.io/did-spec/) by …

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Azure AD – New capabilities for identity governance on Azure AD

You can now define policies to let your end-users requesting access to your corporate resources – from group membership to role permissions – either with automated or manual approval. At this stage, this is currently available only through private preview. You can register your interest here https://aka.ms/azureadidentitygovernancepreview

Azure – Define a security baseline for Azure AD Administrators

A new security feature has been delivered in preview for Azure AD; a security baseline for any Azure AD Administrator. This baseline will be enabled by default (during the preview you HAVE to enable it) and is going to request multi-factor authentication (MFA) for any privileged account like: Global Administrator Service Administrator SharePoint Administrator Exchange …

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