Office 365 Directory Synchronization

Dirsync is required to support Single Sign On (SSO) and creates Mail Enabled Users (MEU) in the cloud tenant. Installing Dirsync allows you have a unified Global Address List (GAL) between on-premise and cloud (Office 365).  It also allows you to on-board/off-board users to and from Office 365 (this requires a 2 way sync). Note:…

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Adding and Verifying a Federated Domain

Steps Action Launch Microsoft Online Services Identity Federation Management tool At the PowerShell command prompt type Type $cred = Get-Credential In the pop up window specify the username used for online account management (your Office 365 administrator credentials) Connect ADFS 2.0 and Office 365 Type Set-MSOLContextCredential -MSOLAdminCredentials $cred Add a federated Domain   Note: This…


Configuring ADFS v2.0 for Office 365

1             Here are the steps i followed for configuring ADFS for Office 365 (see my previous post for installing ADFS) Steps Action Click, Start, Admin Tools, ADFS 2.0 Management Click ‘ADFS 2.0 Federation server Configuration Wizard’ Click ‘Create a new Federation Service’ unless you want to join you server to an existing federation server farm…

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Installing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) v2.0

Here are the steps i followed when installing ADFS 2.0 Steps Action Start the ADFS installation Launch AdfsSetup.exe On the Welcome to the ADFS 2.0 Setup Wizard page, click Next   Accept the End-User License Agreement and click Next Select the required role, in this case I’m using ‘Federated Server’   Click Next on the…


Office 365 Namespace Requirements

Please find a list of typical namespaces that are required when setting up and installing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 and rich coexistence/hybrid with Office 365   Namespace Value Description On premise SMTP Namespace Company.com On-premise SMTP namespace Online Tenant Namespace Company.onmicrosoft.com Name of the namespace given by Microsoft when the tenant is created…