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Azure Active Directory External Identities goes premium with advanced security for B2C

Howdy folks, Over the past six months, we have seen organizations adapt to remote business environments and engage with an unprecedented number of external users, and we’ve seen our own service usage growing like crazy for scenarios. With this growth, ... continue reading
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Conditional Access policies now apply to all client applications by default

Howdy folks, When it comes to securing your organization, nothing is more effective than enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your users. Whether using traditional methods like phone or token codes, or modern passwordless methods like the Authenticator, Windows Hello, or ... continue reading
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Automated user provisioning from SAP SuccessFactors is now GA

Howdy folks, Today, we’re announcing the general availability of user provisioning from SAP SuccessFactors to Azure AD. In addition, SAP and Microsoft have been working closely together to enhance existing integrations between Azure AD and SAP Cloud Identity Services of ... continue reading
Microsoft Authenticator app lock now enabled by default

Microsoft Authenticator app lock now enabled by default

Howdy folks, We’re always listening to your feedback about Microsoft Authenticator and what we can do to make the app more secure and easier for end users. A few years ago, we released our App Lock feature in response to ... continue reading
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End users can now report “This wasn’t me” for unusual sign-in activity

Howdy folks, I’m excited to announce the General Availability of Azure AD My Sign-Ins—a new feature that allows enterprise users to review their sign-in history to check for any unusual activity. As we discussed in the Public Preview blog post, ... continue reading
Launch rich client apps with a full desktop like experience

Azure AD Application Proxy now supports the Remote Desktop Services web client

Howdy folks! Today we’re announcing the public preview of Azure AD Application Proxy (App Proxy) support for the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) web client. Many of you are already using App Proxy for applications hosted on RDS and we’ve seen ... continue reading

Enable user-friendly sign-in to Azure AD with email as an alternate login ID

Howdy folks, Today we’re announcing the public preview of the ability to sign-in to Azure AD with email in addition to UPN (UserPrincipalName). In organizations where email and UPN are not the same, it can be confusing for users when ... continue reading
Customize External Identities self-service sign-up with web API integrations

Customize External Identities self-service sign-up with web API integrations

Howdy folks, Last month at Microsoft Build, we announced the public preview of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) External Identities, introducing self-service sign-up for external users. Since then, we’ve been excited to see so many customers trying out user flows ... continue reading

Update your applications to use Microsoft Authentication Library and Microsoft Graph API

Howdy folks, Microsoft Build 2020 allowed us to engage deeply with our developer community, and we are continuing to improve how developers can easily use identity features in their applications. To help developers take advantage of all the identity features ... continue reading
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Give your HR and IT teams more reasons to cheer with improved integration between Workday & Azure AD

Howdy folks, Last year we added inbound user provisioning from Workday to Azure AD, and customers like ASOS and Pernod Ricard are already using it to automate their HR and IT processes. Recently, we announced a strategic partnership with Workday ... continue reading