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  • Blog Post: ADFS 2012 R2 - An Error Occurs When BadPwdCount Not Set

    ADFS 2012 R2 provides an interesting feature called Extranet Lockout Protection, where the intent is to protect AD accounts from malicious lockout from external access attempts. Previous versions of ADFS had no native mechanism to protect AD from such hammering attempts. For details on the feature please...
  • Blog Post: How To Request Certificate Without Using IIS or Exchange

    The blog post on how to integrate Office 365 with Windows 2012 R2 ADFS raised an interesting question from a reader (Hi Eric!) on how should he request a certificate for the ADFS instance since there is no longer an IIS dependency.  This means that there is no longer an IIS console to generate a...
  • Blog Post: Enabling ADFS 2012 R2 Extranet Lockout Protection

    Security is an integral aspect of running modern IT operations. There is a clear understanding that we need to protect our IT assets, company data and personal identifiable information. So when we discuss a migration to Office 365, security is an inevitable topic. One aspect that we need to discuss is...
  • Blog Post: How To Install ADFS 2012 R2 For Office 365–Part 3

    Well then, here we are in part three already! Previously we: Installed ADFS 2012 R2 For Office 365 in part 1 Installed ADFS 2012 R2 Proxy For Office 365 in Part 2 Now we want to change the Office 365 domain to be a federated domain. As discussed in part 1, this means that all of the users...
  • Blog Post: How To Install ADFS 2012 R2 For Office 365–Part 2

    In part one we installed the ADFS server on our corporate network, and tested that it was working. Now we need to make the ADFS infrastructure available to the Internet in a secure fashion, so that Office 365 will be able to contact the ADFS proxy to authenticate user requests. In part three we will...
  • Blog Post: How To Install ADFS 2012 R2 For Office 365

    When discussing and reviewing Office 365 with customers, I wanted to have a series of posts to illustrate the steps involved when deploying Office 365.   In the burgeoning drafts folder ADFS was at the top, so that got finished first! The act of deploying and configuring ADFS 2012 R2 for Office...