Azure AD and Password Synchronization

There is always a big discussion about how safe it is to synchronize a “password” to the Microsoft cloud – Azure AD.

First of all, passwords are never synchronized to the cloud. Actually, the result of the 1000th iteration of the HMAS-SHA256 hashing function is being synchronized to the cloud. Read the rest

No DKIM Keys Saved for This Domain

DKIM will be more and more important in the future for authenticating legitimate e-mails. For this reason, I like to enable DKIM for all my domains in Office 365 tenants where DKIM is really easy to enable.

In Exchange Online console we can find DKIM under Protection -DKIM where we can usually see the option “Enable”. Read the rest

SharePoint 2019 – Part 1

On the 22nd of October a new version of SharePoint Server was released, called SharePoint 2019. Since this version has roots in SharePoint Online, it’s new features are similar to the ones we already know from the cloud.

What’s New in SharePoint 2019

As we already mentioned, SharePoint 2019 is a section of the code used in SharePoint Online. Read the rest

Microsoft Authenticator App Lock

Microsoft MFA has become a popular way of protecting access to Office 365 and Azure services. You can also use it to protect access to Facebook and other web services.

For additional security the latest version of Microsoft Authenticator allows you to require verification every time you run the app on your iOS device. Read the rest

Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 4)

In the previous articles about connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (part 1, part 2 and part 3) we mostly discussed the procedure for configuring the servers in order to successfully authenticate with them. In this article, I would like to highlight 2 problems that can arise when turning on the trusted identity provider authentication. Read the rest

Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 3)

Previously, I described what needs to be done on the ADFS Server to successfully authenticate SharePoint Server. In this article, I will describe the process of configuring SharePoint Server.

Establishing Trust

To successfully establish a trust between our ADFS Server and SharePoint Server, we must import the certificate that ADFS uses to sign authentication tokens to our SharePoint Server. Read the rest

Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 2)

In my previous article, I described an authentication method, where an ADFS Server is responsible for authenticating users. I also described which certificates are needed and how to properly export a certificate, so you can import it to you SharePoint Server. Read the rest