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No password, phone sign in for Microsoft accounts!

Howdy, folks! Here in the identity division at Microsoft, we don’t like passwords any more than you do! So we’ve been hard at work creating a modern way to sign in that doesn’t require upper and lowercase letters, numbers, a special character, and your favorite emoji. And after a soft launch last month, we’re excited...

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We’ve added 21 new 3rd party apps to the Azure AD App Gallery!

Howdy folks, Many of you probably associate Azure AD with Office 365 & Microsoft Azure. That makes a lot of sense. Those are the cloud services our customers use the most with Azure AD. But you might be surprised to learn that customers use Azure AD with a TON of applications built by 3rd party...

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PingAccess for Azure AD: The public preview is being deployed!

Howdy folks, Back in September, I blogged about our exciting partnership with Ping Identity. Since then, Microsoft and Ping Identity have worked closely together to extend the capabilities of Azure AD Application Proxy to support new kinds of on-premises applications using Ping Access. I’m happy to announce today that PingAccess for Azure AD is now...

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#AzureAD now supports Federated SSO and Provisioning with Slack

Howdy folks, We have a very cool integration to announce today: Azure AD now supports both automated user provisioning and federated single sign-on to Slack! With this integration, businesses can now use Azure AD to automatically provision and manage employee access to Slack, based on things like group membership or account status. In addition to...

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#AzureAD Certificate Based Authentication is Generally Available!

Howdy folks! Many big organizations that have certificates have been using the certificate-based authentication feature while it was in preview and giving us feedback. Thank you for your input! Today, I’m excited to announce the GA of certificate based authentication. This announcement enables two key scenarios: 1. Federated Azure AD customers can sign in using...

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Introducing #AzureAD Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on

Howdy folks, Today’s news might well be our biggest news of the year. Azure AD Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on are now both in public preview! When we talk to organizations about how they want to integrate their identity infrastructure to the cloud, we often hear the same set of requirements: “I’ve got to...

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New #AzureAD Access Panel is now Generally Available!

Howdy folks, Many hundreds of thousands of you have used the our new Access Panel (MyApps) while it was in public preview to launch your Azure AD connected applications, change memberships in groups, and quickly access your security settings. Today, I’m excited to announce the new Access Panel is now Generally Available (GA)! Since we launched Public...

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#AzureAD: We’ve just turned on detailed auditing and sign-in logs in the new Azure portal!

Howdy folks, As you know, we turned on the public preview of the Azure AD admin experience with the new Azure portal just a couple months ago. At the time the preview went live, I promised we’d keep making improvements to create an experience with the all the capabilities of the classic portal and some...

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Configurable token lifetimes in #AzureAD are now Public Preview!

Howdy folks, I’m excited to announce that we are giving you more control than ever before over core behaviors that directly affect both the security and experience of your users. We’ve turned on the public preview of the token lifetime configuration in Azure AD! This is a powerful tool that many of you have been...

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