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
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
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
A PowerShell workflow is a sequence of predefined linked steps/activities, which lead to a desired result. The advantages of a using a workflow instead of a regular script is the possibility of running tasks on multiple systems at the same time. Read the rest
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
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
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.
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
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
Many corporations are making the decision to open up their SharePoint Server to the outside world, to mobile users or for external collaboration with their partners. Because of security (and other) reasons, you don’t want to expose your SharePoint Server to the internet. Read the rest
In my previous articles I described how to use PowerShell to manage various Office 365 services. But we sometimes also need to plan our scripts to run on a schedule. In this scenario, a problem is encountered – how can we safely store passwords for administrative accounts and run scripts with the help of Task Scheduler. Read the rest