Released last week – the BPA (Best Practice Analyzer) for DirectAccess based on Windows Server 2012! The BPA scans the DA configuration and lists the found issues in a sortable list. You can find the BPA for DA on http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41178.
And in addition to the three new Connector, Microsoft has shipped a new hotfix rollup package for FIM 2010 R2 as well: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2906832
After a couple of months, the three new FIM 2010 R2 Connectors have left the RC phase and are now GA! Here’s a short overview about the three new Connectors: Windows Azure Active Directory Connector This Connector can be used in scenarios not supported by DirSync, for example multi-forest or non-AD. The Connector comes with […]
Yesterday, I worked on a DirectAccess case where the IPv6 address disappeared on one of the two ISATAP adapters on a Directaccess server. We’ve found the solution by running the following netsh command, which outputs the configuration of the specified ISATAP adapter. Oh btw, you should use the interface ID of the “internal” ISATAP adapter […]
Microsoft has just published lot of new Remote Access (DirectAccess) content on TechNet, which is great news. For example, you can find now a list of all available hotfixes for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and Windows 7 client computers, or a list of all Product Group unsupported scenarios. DirectAccess Known Issues, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn464275.aspx DirectAccess Unsupported […]
Microsoft has shipped a new build (4.1.3461.0) for FIM 2010 R2. This build introduces 6 updates for the FIM Synchronization Service, and 1 update for the BHold components. As usual, you can find all details and the download link on the support page, here at http://support.microsoft.com/?id=2870703.
Interesting question, and I highly recommend to read Vittorio’s blog about OAuth2 and sign-in here on http://www.cloudidentity.com/blog/2013/01/02/oauth-2-0-and-sign-in-4/. In a nutshell: it’s important to understand that OAuth2 is an authorization framework, and NOT a sign-in/authentication protocol. So OAuth2 cannot be used for sign-in/authentication without provider specific details and knowledge. A lot more details, explanations, comparisons, etc. […]
Technologies, standards, protocols, etc. are evolving nowadays very quickly, especially from a cloud, SaaS, and modern application perspective. It is not so long since we’ve talked about federated identities, WS-*, SAML 1.1/2.0, etc. as state of the art technologies used in cross-boundary collaborations. Today, we’re talking about OAuth2, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), OpenID, Azure Active […]
For those of you who have played with Virtual Smart Cards (VSC) in Windows 8, you know how difficult it is to manage VSCs. For example, there is only a command line available, and you have to run it with administrative privileges. With Windows 8.1, the days of those challenging management tasks are gone! For example, […]
Just wanted to let you know that I’ve just moved my WordPress blog from GoDaddy to Windows Azure. And as I wanted to use the free offering of Windows Azure Web Sites, the URL of my blog changes as well: http://gocloud-security.azurewebsites.net. But don’t worry, I’ve setup a web forward as well, so any request to […]