Testing AD FS for Office 365 without Directory Synchronization

Let’s say you’re in one of the following scenarios: You need to set up AD FS for a shared hosting environment and won’t have any identities synchronized from the forest where AD FS will be deployed and want to verify that the AD FS infrastructure is working. You need to stage AD FS before you’re…

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Switching from Federated to Cloud Auth (AD FS to Dirsync/AADSync + Password Hash Sync or Password Hash Sync Failover)

A few years ago, we released “DirSync with Password Hash Synchronization,” and it was kind of an all-or-nothing choice.  You could either have a synchronized account database with synchronized password hashes (so users would authenticate in the cloud), or a federated environment.  In federated Office 365 environments, Office 365 points to an on-premise Active Directory…

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