Synchronize passwords for federated users to reduce downtime in case of an emergency

Office 365 now supports Password Synchronization as a temporary backup for Single Sign-On (federation). From the TechNet Wiki, “At General Availability, the Password Synchronization feature did not support the synchronization of passwords for users in a Federated namespace. We have recently updated the service code to allow this. This enables the added possibility of running Password Sync while…

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Customising Your AD FS 2.0 Sign-in Pages

If you’re deploying Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 in your institution to enable single sign-on you might want to customize the default look and feel with some custom text, logos and colours to make it fit in with your brand and to make it more familiar to your users. Or just something different from the…

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Questions about ADFS and Single Sign On (SSO) with Office 365 for Education

  I had several ADFS and Single Sign On (SSO) questions from a large university in northern California proceeding with Office 365 for Education for faculty, staff and students. What servers do I need to accommodate single sign on (SSO) aka Federated ID? The following on premises servers are needed to accommodate SSO with Office…

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