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Do You Need An Account In Azure Active Directory if Using ADFS?
Today’s topic is a little spin on a question that seems to be coming up more frequently, specifically when folks are using a combination of Azure Active Directory and ADFS. That question is, if I’m using ADFS do I really need to have an account in an Azure Active Directory (AAD) tenant? Well...
26 May 2015
How to Fix the OpenId Access Denied When User Won’t Grant Rights at Login
Okay, so the title may not be the clearest thing ever here today, but it’s tough to do in just a few words, so let me explain the scenario a little more fully. Suppose you create an ASP.NET application and you configure it to be secured by Azure Active Directory. When you do that you have to configure...
10 Apr 2015
How To Delete An App You Consented to in Azure AD
In many ways this is a companion piece to the post I just published on solving an issue with multi-tenant applications in Azure AD: "The Account Needs to be Added as an External User in the Tenant with Azure AD Apps". This is actually a question I see come up fairly frequently, and one that...
22 Feb 2015
The Account Needs to be Added as an External User in the Tenant with Azure AD Apps
This is an error I see pop up in various discussions forums every now and then and tracking it down can be somewhat difficult. I had this happen recently in a scenario that I think probably is or will be one of the more common scenarios so I figured I'd write it up here. In my case I had an application...
22 Feb 2015
OneDrive for Business Browser Using o365 APIs
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently talking to different partners and customers about building applications using the Apps for Office and Apps for SharePoint platforms. One of the questions I seem to get most frequently though has been about one of the new additions to our development platform...
5 Jan 2015
What You Must Know if Using Azure Active Directory for SSO with Yammer
I posted a while back regarding how to configure Yammer and Azure Active Directory (AAD) together so that you could use it for single sign on to your Yammer network - http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2014/01/08/using-azure-active-directory-for-single-sign-on-with-yammer.aspx . There is an...
23 Jan 2014
Using Azure Active Directory for Single Sign On with Yammer
This is a pretty interesting topic that I think is going to be gaining momentum moving forward. As many of you know, when you create a new o365 tenant you automatically get an Azure Active Directory (AAD) instance provisioned for you at the same time. For those of you who have purchased an Enterprise...
8 Jan 2014
Creating a Yammer-Centric Security Setup for SharePoint 2013
Okay, I’m going to preface everything in this post by saying what I’m going to be describing is not what you would consider the most secure SharePoint web application in the world. If you are working with sensitive content then this is probably (but not absolutely) NOT the best solution for...
27 Oct 2013
Integrating SharePoint 2013 with Azure Active Directory – Part 1 Configuration
NOTE: I updated this 10/9/2013 because some of the Url references I had below had changed between when I did it (when AAD was in preview) and now (RTM). The Azure Active Directory (AAD) team has made the first release of their product. Along the way they’ve added functionality that allows you...
10 May 2013
Using Azure Multi-Factor Authentication With Azure Active Directory and SharePoint 2013
Today I’m going to look at one of the new and interesting security features the Azure team is providing called Multi Factor Authentication (MFA). What it enables you to do is to use a set of services provided by the Azure team for a second form of authentication when a user logs in. The most common...
1 Oct 2013
Integrating SharePoint 2013 with Azure Active Directory – Part 2 The Custom Claims Provider
In Part 1 of this series, we went through how to configure SharePoint to use ACS and Azure Active Directory (AAD) as our Identity Provider. Once that is complete you will have a working end to end solution in which you can authenticate, get authorized and work in the site. What you also have is the standard...
12 May 2013
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