Category Archives: Azure AD

It is no longer possible to set the WindowsEmailAddress property on a synchronized user

In the world of Office 365, there are certain “gotchas” and workarounds we have accustomed ourselves to over the course of the last decade. One such useful workaround involved using the -WindowsEmailAddress parameter for the Set-Mailbox cmdlet. Invoking said parameter … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 audit story continues to disappoint, even in 2022

This is not the first post I’m writing on the subject of auditing in Microsoft 365 and how it can slowly cause your teeth to grind away, and I have no delusions it will be the last. But as auditing … Continue reading

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Azure AD introduces native Certificate-based authentication

Certificate-based authentication (CBA) has long been the de-facto standard in some organizations, and accordingly, requirements for CBA to cloud apps are not uncommon. In fact, Office 365 has long supported CBA as part of federated authentication flows, with support for … Continue reading

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Custom security attributes in Azure AD part 4: compare with older methods

In previous articles of these series, we first looked at the various methods we could use to extend the Azure AD directory schema. After this trip down memory lane, we then continued with a not-so-short introduction to custom security attributes, … Continue reading

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Custom security attributes in Azure AD part 3: working with custom security attributes

After introducing custom security attributes and creating an attribute set and definitions, we can start assigning values for our custom-created attribute across all the relevant objects within the directory. As a reminder, currently only user, service principal and managed identity … Continue reading

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