Saturday, October 17, 2015

Azure Active Directory PowerShell with Modern Authentication

Microsoft team recently released the public preview of Modern Authentication to the Azure Active Directory PowerShell Module, Now this new update removes the dependency of Microsoft Online Services Sign-In assistant and utilizes the new modern authentication model using Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL).

You can review the Connect site for more updates, this includes changes to the way we connect to the service along with other enhancements etc.

Access here to know more: Azure Active Directory PowerShell with Modern Authentication

Be sure to read the release notes for more updates.

Also recently we had the Azure PowerShell 1.0 Preview release to manage Azure.

Read the product documentation to know more: How to install and configure Azure PowerShell


Here comes the Official announcement from Microsoft team regarding the Public preview of Azure AD PowerShell with Modern authentication.

Azure AD PowerShell: Public Preview of support for Azure MFA + new Device Management Commands


Here is Quick demo from my experience.

I installed the new AAD PowerShell module, Next we are going to connect to the service using an admin account enabled for MFA.

You can refer my earlier blog post, Let's Learn Azure Multi-Factor Authentication today!!! to know about Azure MFA .

Here is the new sign-in experience

Once second factor authentication is successfully completed, I am connected to the service and able to manage my tenant.

Play around with this new product and share your feedback in connect site for betterment before it reaches GA.

Access the Version Release history here: Microsoft Azure Active Directory PowerShell Module Version Release History

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