New video for the Azure-based federated authentication for Office 365 deployment

The high availability federated authentication for Office 365 in Azure deployment has a new video.

This video has three main sections:

  1. The components and infrastructure of federated authentication (client, relying party, security token service, identity provider).
  2. The deployment of a high availability federated authentication for Office 365 in Azure as described in the articles.
  3. The authentication process for a user obtaining a security token for access to Office 365.

If you have 5 minutes, please watch the video and let us know what you think:

  • Is this type of video helpful in quickly understanding the technical concepts and the end-to-end deployment?
  • Are all three sections of the video valuable and worth watching?
  • Are there other technical topics that could use this kind of video treatment?

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Comments (5)

  1. kristof says:

    Hi there. I like the video and it explains the different parts of the process rather well. So good job on that!

    One remark i have though, i do not think this is true “high availability” quite yet, because you are still dependant on the single site-to-site vpn or expressroute link for full functionality.

    1. Joe Davies says:

      Hi Kristof, Thanks for the comments on the video. You make a good point about the single site-to-site VPN. However, the authentication process itself does not rely on any-on-premises resources for authenticating users, only in keeping the user accounts up-to-date with ongoing changes. Nevertheless, I will look into adding this to the overall solution. Joe

    2. Joe Davies says:

      Hi Kristof, I added notes to the solution linking to the Azure topic on creating high-availability cross-premises connections. Thanks again for your feedback! 🙂 Joe

  2. Matt says:

    Thanks Joe, nice video explanation of AD FS and how to spin it up in Azure. Loving these TLGs. Thanks

    1. Joe Davies says:

      Hi Matt, Thanks so much for letting us know. It’s great to hear that the Test Lab Guides are useful! 🙂 Joe

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