Why and how I rebuilt my home network with Ubiquiti UniFi Networking

Remember the good old days of working from home, or checking your email/doing research for whatever you were working on and you had to plug-in the phone line to the modem and dialup your ISP or employer to access the internet? … keep reading

Getting started with Azure Cloud Shell

A few weeks back I noticed that I now had the option for the Azure Cloud Shell in the Azure Portal.

What is Azure Cloud Shell?

Essentially rather than having the Azure CLI installed on your local workstation, you can now initiate it from the Portal and you have automatically assigned (initiated as part of the setup) 5Gbytes of storage associated with it.… keep reading

Getting started with Ubuntu on Windows (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

This week I was building in Azure a Linux Server (Ubuntu 14). I’d deployed my new Ubuntu Server and I went to connect to it. But I was on a brand new laptop. No tools with SSH installed. Damn. As I was about to go and get my usual windows favorite SSH tools I remembered a session of Build 2017 and Microsoft starting to talk more loudly about Windows Subsystem for Linux.… keep reading

An Identity Consultants Summary of the recent Cloud Identity Summit 2017

I’ve just returned from Chicago and the Cloud Identity Summit that was held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. It was my first CIS conference and reminded me a lot of the now defunct Quest Experts Conference and The Burton Group Conference, both in terms of the content and scale.… keep reading

Integration of Microsoft Identity Manager with Azure Platform-as-a-Service Services

Integration of Microsoft Identity Manager with Azure Serverless Services

Overview

This isn’t an out of the box solution. This is a bespoke solution that takes a number of elements and puts them together in a unique way. I’m not expecting anyone to implement this specific solution (but you’re more than welcome to) but to take inspiration from it to implement solutions relevant to your environment(s).… keep reading

How to build and deploy an Azure NodeJS WebApp using Visual Studio Code

Update April 2019  The presentation in this post 
updates the later section of this post whereby you 
can easily publish your app to Azure without needing 
to do all the manual FTP steps.

Introduction

This week I had the need to build a small web application with a reasonably simple front end that will later be integrated inside a Portal.… keep reading

How to access Microsoft Identity Manager Hybrid Report data using PowerShell, Graph API and oAuth2

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

Synchronizing Exchange Online/Office 365 User Profile Photos with FIM/MIM

Synchronizing User Profile Photos with Microsoft Identity Manager

Introduction

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

How to Synchronize users Active Directory/Azure Active Directory Photo using Microsoft Identity Manager

AAD Photo Sync to Identity Manager

Introduction

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

A quick start guide to leveraging the Azure Graph API with PowerShell and oAuth 2.0

Introduction

In September 2016 I wrote this post detailing integrating with the Azure Graph API via PowerShell and oAuth 2.0.

Since that point in time I’ve found myself doing considerably more via PowerShell and the Graph API using oAuth. I regularly find myself leveraging previous scripts to generate a new script for the initial connection.… keep reading