Identity

Highly Available, Secure, and Convenient: Leveraging Azure Blob Storage for your PKI Needs, Part 1

For as long as public key infrastructure (PKI) has existed, it has relied on certificate revocation lists (CRLs) and authority information access (AIA). CRLs are a fundamental part of most PKIs that allow clients to be 100% sure a certificate has not been revoked. AIA is a certificate extension that provides information on how to […]

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Virtual Machine Generation ID with Active Directory Domain Controllers

Active Directory (AD) domain controllers (DCs) have been around since Windows 2000. At that time, virtualization was in its infancy and almost every server was physical. And many of those servers weren’t even housed in a typical datacenter or server closet. Virtualization started to take off in the early to mid-2000s. It enabled the use

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Deploying the eduPerson Schema to Active Directory

If you work in a higher education environment, there exists a set of standards that must be implemented to allow students and faculty to collaborate on projects at other schools or to use higher education specific services. One of these standards is the eduPerson schema, which provides storage for widely used education-specific attributes about a

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Securing On-Premises Access Is Easier Than You Think: Utilizing the Entra Application Proxy

In a previous blog post , we discussed taking advantage of Entra (formerly Azure Active Directory) Application Proxies to allow access to on-premises applications without a dependency on traditional tools such as a VPN. That blog includes a few great points that should be highlighted again. For example, in most organizations an Entra Application Proxy:

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Panel: Defending Hybrid Identity Environments Against Cyberattacks

[WEBINAR] Panel: Defending Hybrid Identity Environments Against Cyberattacks In this webinar, leading experts from the identity security space, including Brian Desmond from Ravenswood Technology Group, share their insight and experience helping real-world organizations secure hybrid environments, which are prime targets for increasingly common cyberattacks that compromise on-premises systems, then move to the cloud—or vice versa.

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3 Components of Cloud Authentication: Enterprise SSO, Zero Trust, Passwordless

In the past few years, we’ve seen a rapid expansion in remote and remote-hybrid workforces. Remote employees primarily use cloud-native services to manage their daily workloads from the comfort of their home (or public) internet. This has caused a great deal of stress for IT departments, especially those that rely heavily on their internal infrastructure.  

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Active Directory Forest Recovery: Plan to Eliminate Downtime

Active Directory (AD) is still the predominant identity and management platform for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. Larger organizations with hundreds to even thousands of applications continue to rely on AD, even as they transition to a cloud-first or AD-minimized environment. The reason? Unraveling all the AD-related technology and applications an organization has invested

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How to Use Dynamic Group Memberships in Entra ID: Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog post, we looked at what goes into thinking about and designing your automated access policies. As discussed, we want to first think about our policies in “natural language” before we dive into the technical implementation. We also covered the dynamic membership rules feature in Entra ID (formerly Azure Active

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How to Use Dynamic Group Memberships in Entra ID: Part 1

Many organizations control access to internal systems by simply relying on whether or not an account is enabled. However, users often change roles throughout their careers within a single organization. For example, a user might start as an intern in one department and then be hired full-time in another department. After a few years, they

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