Azure AD Connect | Verify password sync for single user

I recently received a query from a customer asking if there was a way to determine when last a user’s password was synchronized. Upon receiving further details, it became clear that they suspected an issue with password synchronization for a specific user. There is an easy way to verify password synchronization for a single user.

Azure AD and ADFS: change alternateLoginID on arbitrary attribute.

Introduction During one of my engages, the Customer asked me to change the attribute they used as identity source for alternateLoginID from "mail" to another arbitrary attribute. Customer already had in place Azure AD Tenant with a federated domain. At the time of implementation, they choose to implement alternateLoginID using email address as identity so, … Continue reading Azure AD and ADFS: change alternateLoginID on arbitrary attribute.

Field Notes: Azure AD – Configuring Self-Service Password Reset in Hybrid Deployments

This is a continuation of a series on Azure AD Connect. The second blog post of the series covered a custom installation. One of the optional features I promised to cover then was password writeback, which I discuss in this blog post as part of enabling the self-service password reset (SSPR) feature in a hybrid … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure AD – Configuring Self-Service Password Reset in Hybrid Deployments

Setup Hybrid Azure AD Join – Part 2

Welcome back to the second and last post to setup hybrid Azure ad join. Hopefully all went well with configuring Pass-Through Authentication. Below you will find a link back to part 1. Configure Pass-Through AuthenticationSetup Hybrid Azure AD Join Setup Hybrid Azure AD Join Consider the following prerequisites before moving forward. Prerequisites Domain controller should … Continue reading Setup Hybrid Azure AD Join – Part 2

Field Notes: Azure AD Connect – Migrating from AD FS to Password Hash Synchronization

This is a continuation of a series on Azure AD Connect. I started off this Azure AD Connect series by going through the express installation path, where the password hash synchronization (PHS) sign-in option is selected by default. This was followed by the custom installation path where I selected pass-through authentication (PTA) as a user … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure AD Connect – Migrating from AD FS to Password Hash Synchronization

Field Notes: The case of the stopped Azure AD Connect synchronization – stale Internet proxy server

This is a continuation of a series on Azure AD Connect. In this blog post, I cover a specific case where an export to Azure AD fails due to stale Internet proxy settings configured on the server running Azure AD Connect. I go through various tools, some of which we have covered in our previous … Continue reading Field Notes: The case of the stopped Azure AD Connect synchronization – stale Internet proxy server

Field Notes: Azure AD Connect – Attribute-based Filtering

This is a continuation of a series on Azure AD Connect. I recently covered using domain/OU and group filtering options that are available in Azure AD Connect to help control which objects are synchronized to Azure AD. I also took a closer look in group filtering, which is not recommended for use in production. Another … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure AD Connect – Attribute-based Filtering

Field Notes: Azure AD Connect – Group Filtering Gotchas

This is a continuation of a series on Azure AD Connect. In the previous blog post, we looked at filtering options that can be used to control which objects are synchronized from on-premises directories to Azure AD - domain, OU and group filtering. I would like take a closer look at group filtering here, and … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure AD Connect – Group Filtering Gotchas