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Ping Access for Azure AD is now Generally Available (GA)!

Howdy folks, Many of you already use Azure AD Application Proxy to provide single sign-on (SSO) and secure remote access to your users for web applications hosted on-premises. However, some of you also need Azure AD Application Proxy to support on-premises apps that use headers for authentication. As you may remember from our public preview...

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Azure AD and third-party apps: It’s a bigger deal than you might think!

Howdy folks, Today I’ve got a new batch of data to share that I hope many of you will find interesting and useful. Those of you who follow the blog know that Azure AD works well with a ton of applications and that our app gallery features over 2,800 pre-integrated third-party apps. (Third-party meaning apps...

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New Enhancements to the Azure AD Pass Through Authentication Preview are live!

Howdy folks, If you’re a follower of this blog you’ll probably recall that we announced pass-through authentication and seamless single sign-on in Azure AD at the end of last year. These features make it easy and fast to deliver world class end user sign-in experiences with Azure AD. Today I’m excited to announce a few...

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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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