Azure Active Directory Application Proxy crawler robots behavior

As part of our continuous effort to improve the security posture of applications that are published by Azure AD Application Proxy, we have started to block Web crawler robots from indexing and archiving your applications. Every time a Web crawler robot tries to retrieve the robots settings for a published application, the proxy will reply with a robots.txt…


Transitioning to Application Proxy from UAG and TMG

Many customers are asking us how to move from Forefront UAG and TMG to the new Application Proxies. We have written a whitepaper to describe this move. You can download this whitepaper from here. Here is an excerpt from this whitepaper: TMG/UAG Functionality Web Application Proxy (WAP) / Azure AD Application Proxy (AADAP) Selective HTTP…


New conditional access options and self-service for proxy applications

We have recently added two new capabilities to Azure Active Directory that apply also for proxy applications: More conditional access options Conditional access to application means that you can apply application specific policies that are evaluated each time a user is trying to access the application. In this release we have added the ability to block access…


Improving the portal experience for proxy applications

Today we are announcing two small capabilities that will help you improve the experience of using proxy applications:   Changing the application icon You can now change the icon for the proxy applications in the same manner you can do that for other applications in Azure AD.! Just upload your icon and it will be…


Bring your own domain name to Azure AD Application Proxy

It is possible now to use your own custom domain as the domain name of your published application to make it more friendly for your users and create seamless remote access with the same internal and external URLs. See all details here:


View the status of Azure AD Application Proxy connectors

As part of our continuous efforts to make Azure AD Application Proxy the easiest remote access solution to manage, we have added functionality to view the list and status of its connectors from the Azure management UI. You can access the connector status page from the Azure AD configure tab: In this list you can…


How to troubleshoot Azure AD Application Proxy connectivity problems

Azure AD Application Proxy requires a number of ports to be open to function correctly. These ports are needed for registering a new connector, to maintain the existing connectors and for the actual traffic. All of the traffic on these ports are outbound from the organization to Azure datacenters with no inbound connections created. You…


Conditional access and path publishing are coming to Azure AD Application Proxy

We have recently added two new highly requested capabilities to Application Proxy. This comes shortly after we improved SharePoint publishing and added support for Intune NDES. We will have more to announce soon… Conditional Access Conditional Access is the ability to define different access rules for applications based on the business needs, user location and…


Azure AD Application Proxy now support NDES publishing

We have a very busy week with lots of announcements! Today we are announcing that Azure AD Application Proxy now support publishing Windows Server Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES). This is useful for Intune and System Center Configuration Management (SCCM) deployments. Customers that purchase the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) that includes both Intune and Azure AD…


New Azure AD Application Proxy features are now available

Since the service became generally available in December we got an overwhelming feedback from customers and partners. We are very happy to see real traffic from the first customers and are working on improving the service and implementing some of your suggestions. In the last few days several changes have been rolled out:   Improved…