Do You Need An Account In Azure Active Directory if Using ADFS?

Today’s topic is a little spin on a question that seems to be coming up more frequently, specifically when folks are using a combination of Azure Active Directory and ADFS. That question is, if I’m using ADFS do I really need to have an account in an Azure Active Directory (AAD) tenant? Well, of course,…

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How to Fix the OpenId Access Denied When User Won’t Grant Rights at Login

Okay, so the title may not be the clearest thing ever here today, but it’s tough to do in just a few words, so let me explain the scenario a little more fully.  Suppose you create an ASP.NET application and you configure it to be secured by Azure Active Directory.  When you do that you…

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How To Delete An App You Consented to in Azure AD

In many ways this is a companion piece to the post I just published on solving an issue with multi-tenant applications in Azure AD:  "The Account Needs to be Added as an External User in the Tenant with Azure AD Apps".  This is actually a question I see come up fairly frequently, and one that…

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The Account Needs to be Added as an External User in the Tenant with Azure AD Apps

This is an error I see pop up in various discussions forums every now and then and tracking it down can be somewhat difficult.  I had this happen recently in a scenario that I think probably is or will be one of the more common scenarios so I figured I'd write it up here.  In…

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OneDrive for Business Browser Using o365 APIs

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently talking to different partners and customers about building applications using the Apps for Office and Apps for SharePoint platforms.   One of the questions I seem to get most frequently though has been about one of the new additions to our development platform, which is the o365 APIs…

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What You Must Know if Using Azure Active Directory for SSO with Yammer

I posted a while back regarding how to configure Yammer and Azure Active Directory (AAD) together so that you could use it for single sign on to your Yammer network – http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2014/01/08/using-azure-active-directory-for-single-sign-on-with-yammer.aspx.  There is an important part of the configuration that you need to be aware of however.  Like all identity providers, AAD uses a…

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Using Azure Active Directory for Single Sign On with Yammer

This is a pretty interesting topic that I think is going to be gaining momentum moving forward.  As many of you know, when you create a new o365 tenant you automatically get an Azure Active Directory (AAD) instance provisioned for you at the same time.  For those of you who have purchased an Enterprise o365…

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Creating a Yammer-Centric Security Setup for SharePoint 2013

Okay, I’m going to preface everything in this post by saying what I’m going to be describing is not what you would consider the most secure SharePoint web application in the world.  If you are working with sensitive content then this is probably (but not absolutely) NOT the best solution for you.  However, if you…

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Using Azure Multi-Factor Authentication With Azure Active Directory and SharePoint 2013

Today I’m going to look at one of the new and interesting security features the Azure team is providing called Multi Factor Authentication (MFA).  What it enables you to do is to use a set of services provided by the Azure team for a second form of authentication when a user logs in.  The most…

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