Microsoft Authentication Libraries (MSAL) became Generally Available in May 2019 after a very long preview cycle whilst the libraries evolved to reach parity with its predecessor the Azure Active Directory Authentication Libraries (ADAL). I’ve previously used and written posts on leveraging ADAL libraries with PowerShell for Azure AD/Microsoft Graph integration using PowerShell.… keep reading
Recently I entered my second Hackathon. My submission was my first ever Web Application for the Devpost / Microsoft Graph Security Hackathon. This morning (Australian time) the winners were announced and ……. I WON.
To say I’m thrilled and honoured would be an understatement as the hackathon was judged by the esteemed Ann Johnson, Scott Hanselman, Troy Hunt, Rick Howard, Mark Russinovich and Olli Vanhoja.… keep reading
Late in 2018 it came to my attention new functionality with the Microsoft Graph API for batching API requests into a single request. As I predominantly use PowerShell for scripting into Microsoft Graph parallel requests historically required extra functions to achieve something similar.… keep reading
What we know today as the Microsoft Graph has evolved over the last few years from a number of different API’s that were developed by different product teams within Microsoft (e.g Azure AD, Office 365, Outlook). That doesn’t mean the old ones have gone away, but it does mean that we can connect to the Microsoft Graph API and leverage the API’s we used to interface with independently.… keep reading
Update: Oct 30 '18 Also see this post that adds support for Microsoft's updates to the Microsoft Graph to include additional information about Azure AD B2B Guest users.
Earlier this year Microsoft released the Microsoft Identity Manager Azure AD B2B Management Agent.… keep reading
At the end of last week (14 Sept 2017) Microsoft announced a new Azure Active Directory feature – Managed Service Identity. Managed Service Identity helps solve the chicken and egg bootstrap problem of needing credentials to connect to the Azure Key Vault to retrieve credentials.… keep reading
Update: Dec 20 2018. See this post that details the changes to the Azure AD Reports and Events Rest API.
Hybrid Reporting is a great little feature of Microsoft Identity Manager. A small agent installed on the MIM Sync Server will send reporting data to Azure for MIM SSPR and MIM Group activities.… keep reading
This is Part Two in the two-part blog post on managing users profile photos with Microsoft FIM/MIM. Part one here detailed managing users Azure AD/Active Directory profile photo. This post delves deeper into photos, specifically around Office 365 and the reason why you may want to manage these via FIM/MIM.… keep reading
Whilst Microsoft FIM/MIM can be used to do pretty much anything your requirements dictate, dealing with object types other than text and references can be a little tricky when manipulating them the first time. User Profile Photos fall into that category as they are stored in the directory as binary objects.… keep reading