Thursday, January 05, 2017

AzureAD Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on Public Preview

When Organization plan to make their move to Office 365, they need to decide on the right Identity model they are going to adopt and make proper planning for Integrating their existing infrastructure with the Cloud.



Currently we can choose from three main identity models in Office 365,

Cloud identity: Manage your user accounts in Office 365 only. No on-premises servers are required to manage users; it's all done in the cloud.

Synchronized identity: Synchronize on-premises directory objects with Office 365 and manage your users on-premises. You can also synchronize passwords so that the users have the same password on-premises and in the cloud, but they will have to sign in again to use Office 365.

Federated identity: Synchronize on-premises directory objects with Office 365 and manage your users on-premises. The users have the same password on-premises and in the cloud, and they do not have to sign in again to use Office 365. This is often referred to as single sign-on.

Read in-detail here: Understanding Office 365 identity and Azure Active Directory

Read the below article to know how to Integrate Office 365 with your existing directory services 


Most Large Enterprise Customers have adopted the federated Identity Model for SSO and also to meet their complex business requirements, and for other customers who need to have SSO with Office 365 and also want their passwords to stay on-premises, we now have a good news from Microsoft, you have the new "Azure AD Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on" available and now both are in public preview.


Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on features are added to Azure AD Connect, These new capabilities allow customers to securely and simply integrate their on-premises identity infrastructure with Azure AD. You are no longer required to have a complex Setup like AD FS to achieve SSO.


Read the Official Announcement here:  Introducing AzureAD Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on

Access Product documentation articles directly below

What is Azure AD Pass-through Authentication

What is Single Sign On (SSO) (preview)

Update:

Latest enhancements for Azure AD Pass Through Authentication Preview are now available

New Enhancements to the Azure AD Pass Through Authentication Preview are live!

Also review the excellent blog post from Veteran MVP Jeff Guillet on this topic below for more understanding.

Microsoft Releases Azure AD Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on

Explaining Conditional Access and Azure Pass-Through Authentication

Add-on Read:

Take a look at the below session from Microsoft Ignite conference 2016 to  know the new enhancements for Identity and Access management with AD FS and Windows Server V Next.

View here: Discover what’s new in Active Directory Federation and domain services in Windows Server 2016

Stay tuned for more updates...

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