Expanding the reach of Azure AD App Proxy: PingAccess + Azure AD App Proxy

Hey folks, Absolutely thrilled today to talk about the partnership that we just announced this morning between Ping Identity and Microsoft. You can read all about it in our EMS blog here. As Alex mentions in his blog post, the big motivation here is to enable customers to bring even more numbers of on-premises applications…


Azure AD is in the new Azure portal! And it includes App proxy

Hey folks, Am super excited today! The larger team here in Azure AD has been working hard on getting our artifacts into the new Azure portal. And today we just released a preview of that functionality. Read more about it in Alex’s blog here. And you can try out the new portal experience here. Within…


Security considerations when using Azure AD application proxy

Hi folks, I often get security-related questions from customers evaluating the Azure AD App proxy for the first time. And I’ve noticed that lot of these questions betray a more traditional outlook towards providing remote application access. These traditional mechanisms to offer remote access have typically involved installation of costly servers on-prem. And because there…


Network topology considerations when using Azure AD Application Proxy

Hi folks, Over the past few weeks we’ve had a number of customers ask us about network considerations to take into account when deploying the Azure AD app proxy. Where should the connectors be deployed? What usage characteristics determine the best option? This has come up often enough that I decided it was time to…


Azure AD App Proxy value through the eyes of an EMS Blackbelt

Hello folks, In this forum, you typically hear from us in the product team as we cover different aspects of Azure AD App proxy value and feature set. For today’s post I thought it would be good for you folks to hear about the App proxy as seen through the eyes of someone outside of…


Enable remote access to SharePoint with Azure AD App Proxy

Hello folks, Azure AD App proxy is a simple secure way to facilitate remote access to on-prem applications. SharePoint sites continue to be the top applications that customers integrate with Azure AD application proxy. And given SharePoint’s native Kerberos support, users accessing internal sites remotely through the Azure AD application proxy, can get a seamless…


Setting the right link for Application Proxy Applications in the Azure AD access panel and Office 365 app launcher

Hello folks, Today I want to talk about how your published applications show up to end users. And how you can configure your app to ensure that users land on the appropriate page when accessing it. Based on the feedback we’ve received this is a topic of great interest for many of you.   As you…


Working with existing on-prem Proxy servers—Configuration considerations for your connectors

Hello folks, The topic for today's post was borne out of the number of queries we've received from customers asking about configuring the Azure AD app proxy connector to work with existing proxies on-premises. In many organizations, network policy does not allow internal machines to access the internet directly. Therefore, going through an on-premises proxy…


Writing rich client applications that can access Azure AD App Proxy published applications

Hi folks, In this post, I wanted to draw attention to a feature that we'd released and documented some time back, but hadn't really covered in this blog. I often talk about how the application proxy enables bringing 'new age' value (like MFA, conditional access controls and security reporting) to legacy applications–a super compelling value…


Changing of the guard—Hello, I'm Girish Chander

Hello folks, As you may have noticed, things have been a little quiet on this blog for a few months. A combination of the holiday season and a little bit of a reorganization within the team is to blame for that. But I intend to rectify that going forward. But let me start by introducing…