Azure AD update adds time-limited credentials
Microsoft is allowing Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) administrators to generate time-limited credentials. These credentials can be used for passwordless authentication and restoring accounts after losing credentials or FIDO2 keys.
The Temporary Access Pass (TAP) functionality can be used for ... Read more
Azure Active Directory gives way to Microsoft Entra
From here on out, Microsoft's identity and access management solutions are known as Microsoft Entra.
The tech giant is rebranding several products. In April, all data governance and compliance solutions were grouped under Microsoft Purview. Not long after, Microsoft renamed every managed securit... Read more
Microsoft implements tighter security for Azure Active Directory
Microsoft is pushing more secure default settings to all Azure Active Directory (AD) users.
Azure AD's default settings feature a set of basic mechanisms for identity security. These mechanisms include factor authentication (MFA) and security protocols such as Conditional Access and Identity Pro... Read more
Microsoft launches outage mode to improve Active Directory uptime
Microsoft is aiming to improve the availability and uptime of Azure Active Directory (ADD). For this purpose, it has launched a backup authentication service. The service will soon allow ADD customers to use an 'outage mode' in case of downtime.
Downtime of Microsoft's Azure Active Directory (AA... Read more
SentinelOne launches zero trust integration in Microsoft Azure AD
SentinelOne is launching a ready-to-use integration in Azure Active Directory (AD). The so-called Singularity App for Azure AD allows administrators to have user policies in Azure AD automatically changed when SentinelOne detects an endpoint threat.
To understand how the introduction works, an u... Read more
Secureworks reveals Azure Active Directory flaw without a fix
Picture for a moment a scenario where you have as many attempts as you want to get a username and password right without getting caught. That is the kind of scenario threat actors look for, leaving admins with little to no visibility into the actions, let alone a way to stop them.
A newly discov... Read more
Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop now works without Active Directory
Microsoft has declared Azure Virtual Desktop generally available with the VMs connected to Azure AD rather than Active Directory. However, the initial release is a bit crippled.
Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), once known as Windows Virtual Desktop, is Microsoft’s first-party Virtual Desktop Infra... Read more
Microsoft takes another big step towards going passwordless
Microsoft continues its relentless drive to get rid of passwords as sign-in options that enterprise customers use to access Azure Active Directory (AAD) and those consumers use to access Microsoft Accounts on Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs.
Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft's corporate vice president of the... Read more
Microsoft has discontinued two key authentication APIs for Azure Active Directory
This comes after different applications and scripts were put out of commission by June 30th, 2022. Changes in the API might adversely affect applications and Powershell scripts.
After support for Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) and Azure AD Graph API ends, Microsoft customers will... Read more
Microsoft gives a preliminary explanation for Azure trouble
Azure experienced an issue in the Azure Active Directory, which disrupted access to Office 365 apps and Azure Admin Portal for two hours or more for other users. Microsoft apologized for it on Monday, as part of a March 15 “preliminary root cause analysis’ notice, which was an explanation of wh... Read more