SPEAKING AT CLOUD8 – VIRTUAL SUMMIT

I’m excited to be chosen as a speaker at the Cloud8 virtual summit (Part II). Cloud8 2020 is again held all virtual, on November 13th. The event is an IT community conference focused on Microsoft cloud, datacenter, security and modern workplace topic, with Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft Regional Directors and other industry experts. Check out the event website.

MY SESSION

I will speak about Zero Trust, protecting your identities and implementing Identity Governance. My session title and speaking slot:

Identity Governance – A valid and secured Identity is gold!
– Session 17, 3PM –
Use this link to go to the whole session catalog: LINK

SOME WORDS ABOUT Cloud8

Cloud8 is all virtual, as mentioned above. This year, it is the second time that Cloud8 will be held and that’s why is called part II :-).

Community leader Drago Petrovic started in spring with this great event and first edition. If you are interested in Microsoft cloud topics, this is a must event. You can join all sessions using Microsoft Teams and as it is a real community event, it’s free. However, it needs a lot of working hours to raise an event like that. So, thanks a lot to the organizers!

HUB Zone
There ist a HUB Zone where you can meet others. In the HUB Zone you have the possibility to exchange and connect with other visitors and speakers of this event. Use this platform as a virtual meeting zone and who knows… Possibly new synergies will arise. It’s easy to join as well, just klick on the “join HUB meeting link”. Would be cool to see you there, virtual!

Official hahstag used: #cloud8

We just had our briefing call with Drago:

So do not miss to check out the great speakers line-up.
See you there!

SPEAKING AT EXPERTS LIVE SWITZERLAND 2020

I’m excited to be chosen again as a speaker at Experts Live Switzerland . Experts Live Switzerland 2020 will take place on September 30 at “Welle 7” in Bern Switzerland. Experts Live Switzerland is an IT community conference focused on Microsoft cloud, datacenter, security and modern workplace topic, with Microsoft MVPs, speakers from Microsoft and other industry experts.

MY SESSION

I will speak about Zero Trust, protecting your identities and implementing Identity Governance. My session title and speaking slot:

Identity Governance – A valid and secured Identity is gold!
– Track 3, 3PM –
Find the all sessions here.

Experts Live Switzerland will be the first in-person event for me since more than 6 month, all pretty well organized with all the COVID-19 rules & regulations.

SOEME WORDS ABOUT EXPERTS LIVE

The first time this year since #ELCH all sessions are being presented in english.

Experts Live Switzerland 2020 is limited to only 150 attendees. There will be a lot of other great sessions and a lot of experts from the Microsoft Cloud community across Europe. One of the main advantages of joining the Experts Live events is that you get this great networking opportunity to learn from each other.

Check out the Experts Live Switzerland website for more detailed information’s. Would be cool to see you there!

PIN RESET NOT WORKING ON AZURE AD JOINED DEVICES

You may get this error when you try to reset the PIN of your Azure AD Joined Device:

CAA2000B. AADSTS500014: The service principal for resource cred.microsoft.com is disabled. This indicates that a subscription within the tenant has lapsed, or that the administrator for the tenant has disabled the application, preventing tokens from being issued for it.”

Based on that, you will recognize that an Admin had to setup the PIN Reset feature for your tenant and provide consent to the app. A detailed instruction to onboard it to your Azure Active Directory Tenant can be found on this docs article here.

This setup deploys two OAuth apps to your Enterprise Applications in Azure called Microsoft Pin Reset Client Production and Microsoft Pin Reset Service Production.

On the properties page of the Pin Reset Service Production, the Application was disabled in my case. But even after enabling the OAuth application, it still did not work to resetting the PIN on an Azure AD Joined device. We received the same error above.

In this case, make sure that the Security or Global Admin did not block the OAuth App within Cloud App Security. You can verify the blocked app by navigating to your Cloud App Security portal by:
https://tenantname(without .onmicrosoft.com).portal.cloudappsecurity.com / Investigate / OAuth apps and search for “Microsoft Pin Reset“. This will show you the both apps you also have in Azure Active Directory Enterprise Applications.

In case one app is blocked, click on the red block sign an unblock the app to get a green tick :-). If one is blocked, users won’t be able to reset their PIN. This was the case here.

After that, I had to give consent to the Microsoft Pin Reset Client Production app again using the Enterprise Application Permission blade and an account with sufficient rights to grant consent.

SOME OTHER THOUGHTS
Some other features such as Self-Service-Password-Reset (SSPR) and the combined registration for security information’s is recommended (Users can use the combined security information registration experience). Consider also Azure AD Connect to use Password Hash Sync and Password Hash Writeback in Hybrid Identity deployments. Hope this helps.

Happy PIN Reset!

SPEAKING @ “REMOTE Cloud Workplace Meetup #6”

The “REMOTE Cloud Workplace Meetup” Number 6 will be held on June 9th. As COVID-19 still blocks us to meet in person, this event will be a virtual event with two sessions. I’m very happy to serve the first session.

WHAT IS THE CONTENT

We will talk about Identity and Access Management. As this is only a 35 minutes slot, incl. Q&A, I will only cover thre topics:
– Zero Trust (very short)
– Azure Multifactor Authentication based on Conditional Access
– Access Reviews for Teams or Microsoft 365 groups (Former Office 365 groups)
Feel free to register here: Remote Cloud Workplace Meetup #6

SESSION OUTLINE

A valid and secured Identity is gold!

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) brings you several options to achieve this goal.

First of all you should enable Azure MFA for all users. But hey: What about all the Admin Accounts and what in case of Azure MFA fails. We will show how to enable Azure MFA in a right way and make sure you have a protected identity.

What else: Using Identity Governance and Access reviews you have a tool on board which helps you to review access to your Office platform such as Microsoft Teams.

Hope to see you there!

REMOVE ADFS FARM AFTER MOVING TO AZURE AD AS IDP

Currently and in the past I have done a number of ADFS to Azure AD authentication projects, where authentication is moved to Password Hash Sync (PHS) & Seamless SSO or Pass Through Authentication (PTA) including sSSO.

First of all you should know your environment when starting removing services. I assume, that you’re aware of the server that are joined to your ADFS farm. If not, STOP here and start over :-). No, you can use PowerShell to get a list of your servers and specially the primary server of your farm. Run that on one of your ADFS hosts:

Get-ADFSSyncProperties

Make sure you have migrated all authentications to Azure and you have disbled the relying party trusts for a while now. This gives you the certainty that no authentication flow still passed your ADFS environment.

You should also consider the “Application” logs on each of your ADFS server. Filter them by using “AD FS, AD FS Auditing, AD FS Tracing and ADHealth-Adfs” to confirm no auth-flow runs over ADFS.

If you still see failing authentications going over your farm, make sure they get migrated to Azure before you remove your ADFS servers. Also have a look into the Application and Services Log/ADFS/Admin. If all is clear, you can start decommissioning your farm.

On your primary ADFS server check the certificate sharing containers as you will need that later to remove it within ADSI. Do that before you removing the ADFS farm.

(Get-ADFSProperties).CertificateSharingContainer

Remove the WAP Servers

Login to each WAP server, open the Remote Access Management Console and look for published web applications. Remove any to ADFS related that are not being used any more. Make a note of the URL that you are removing – its very likely that this means you can remove the same name from public and private DNS as well once the service is no longer needed. You can accomplish this by using PowerShell:

Remove-WindowsFeature Web-Application-Proxy,RSAT-RemoteAccess

If you need an alternate solution for Remote Access Management and WAP, have a look into Azure Application Proxy

Remove ADFS Server

On your second host start PowerShell and remove the ADFS Trust incl. the Windows Internal Database Feature (If not needed for other stuff). Run the command and reboot the server:

Remove-WindowsFeature ADFS-Federation,Windows-Internal-Database

Also remove the ADFS database on the local system by running the command bellow. This will clear the folder with the ADFS database and logs.

del C:\Windows\WID\data\adfs*

Clean-up some more ADFS Stuff

Do not forget to remove:
– Internal and external ADFS specific DNS records
– Load Balancer configurations for ADFS Farm
– Firewall rules between Internet, Load Balancer, DMZ and ADFS Servers
– Revoke certificates if no longer needed
– Service accounts, Group Managed Service Accounts
– Remove IIS on the ADFS Server and/or decommissioning the Windows Server itself

If you have removed all ADFS Servers from your forest, you are now save to remove the ADSI entries under for the Certificate Sharing Container within ADSI edit: CN=Microsoft,CN=Program Data,DC=domain,DC=local

All done. Hope this helps!