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FIM Self Service Password Reset: Account Enablement

Posted by Sami Van Vliet on Jun 19, 2013 5:52:51 AM

I recently worked on a project where the client had some users who may not be logging into their accounts for 6 months or more, but their corporate policy was to disable accounts that had been dormant for more than 3 months.

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Topics: Forefront Identity Manager, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, FIM, Microsoft Active Directory, Password reset, Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), Identity Management, Microsoft AD, FIM Password reset, Blog, Self-Service Password Reset, Active Directory, AD

Claims-based Authentication and Authorization with ADFS 2.0 and SharePoint 2010

Posted by Jake Chang on Jan 21, 2013 9:02:07 AM

A lot of technical notes and web articles talk about different aspects for claims-based federation between ADFS 2.0 and SharePoint 2010. In this blog, we will primarily focus on claims mapping, setting for authentication and authorization process.

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Topics: Federation, Microsoft ADFS, Active Directory Federation Services, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, authentication, ADFS 2.0, SharePoint, Claims-based authentication, Microsoft AD, ADFS, SharePoint 2010, Blog, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Active Directory, PowerShell

FIM: Set Membership Based on Group Membership

Posted by Sami Van Vliet on Jan 8, 2013 5:23:21 AM

Sets and groups are different object types in FIM, but often people would like to have sets based on group membership. We figured out a way to do that with some custom attributes.

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Topics: Microsoft Active Directory AD, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, FIM, FIM Sets, FIM Groups, Identity Management, Microsoft AD, Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager, Microsoft FIM, FIM Group Set, Blog, Active Directory, AD

Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory

Posted by Jake Chang on Oct 30, 2012 7:13:15 AM

Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory opens opportunities for people and organizations to use applications anywhere based on cloud ubiquitous connectivity and open standard protocols such as OAuth, SAML-P, WS-Federation and REST API paradigm.

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Topics: IT Security, Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft Azure, Identity Management, Microsoft AD, Blog, Active Directory, AD, Windows Azure, SAML-P

SCCM 2012 – Migration Made Easy – Part 2

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jan 17, 2012 4:00:00 AM

In Part 1 of this blog series I presented an overview of the requirements for preparing a migration from Configuration Manager 2007 to 2012. With that information in hand I believe that you should have a general understanding of the pre-requisites necessary to begin your migration process.

Migration Objects

We’re going to cover the types of objects that can be migrated and how they are translated to Configuration Manager 2012. Bulleted below are all of the objects that can be migrated from ConfigMgr 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012.

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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, System Center migration, SCCM 2012, Desktop Security, System Center 2012 migration, Infrastructure Management, System Center 2012, sccm microsoft, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft AD, Systems Management, ConfigMgr 2012, Blog, SCCM client, Configuration Manager 2012

Best Practices for Preparing your Infrastructure for Office365

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jan 12, 2012 4:24:00 AM

Office365 is a cloud based solution that provides hosted email, collaboration, and IM solution, enabling organizations to quickly implement these capabilities without needing to implement large, in-house infrastructures to support the products. However, as organizations look to move to cloud based solutions, and Office365 in particular, due diligence and planning should be given to preparing the internal security infrastructure, and the user experience aspect. There are 3 steps that you can start tackling to prepare for your deployment (we assume, of course, that the Office365 service itself is secured).

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Topics: Active Directory Rights Management Services, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Desktop Security, Office365, Microsoft Active Directory, DirSync Tool, Microsoft AD, ADRMS, Blog, Microsoft Office365, AD

A PowerShell script to find AD FS 2.0 errors

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Nov 2, 2011 10:18:58 AM

So one of your users has received an error from AD FS 2.0, and you need to determine what the problem is. Unfortunately, sometimes the error message doesn't give much of a clue—for example the web page shown below.

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Topics: Federation, Microsoft Active Directory AD, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, FS, AD FS, Microsoft AD, AD FS server, AD FS 2.0, Blog, PowerShell script, Active Directory, PowerShell, AD

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