Benefits of Federated Identity with Office 365

Are you considering to deploy Microsoft Office 365 cloud productivity suite to provide your users access to familiar Office applications and files from any device anywhere? Some of the advantages of adopting Office 365 include IT cost reduction, scalability, easi er administration, automatic updates and patch management. Once you have decided to get Office 365,… Continue reading Benefits of Federated Identity with Office 365

Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Enabling SSO for Office 365 Simplified

Have you made the crucial decision to deploy the Federated Identity model for your Microsoft Office 365 cloud productivity suite? You might have made this decision based on business requirements such as keeping the user authentication process within your on-premises Active Directory and providing your users seamless single sign-on (SSO) using existing Active Directory corporate… Continue reading Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Enabling SSO for Office 365 Simplified

5 Must-Know Benefits of Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) provides an identity federation solution for enterprises looking to share identity information with their partners securely. Using the trust policy for an AD Federation Service, you can manage your trust relationship with partners, and map partner claims to claims understood by your organization’s web applications. By relying on partner claims… Continue reading 5 Must-Know Benefits of Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)

3 Identity Federation Trends to Keep Your Eye On

Identity federation has come a long way, and is constantly shifting gears as cloud (SaaS and IDaaS), social, mobile and the increase in cross-domain access driven by the API economy, are creating challenges for federated Single Sign On architecture.  It is important that organizations understand and navigate the current federation trends, to cope with these challenges.… Continue reading 3 Identity Federation Trends to Keep Your Eye On

Celestix Federated VA Series Simplifies AD FS Deployment for Office 365 in Your Virtualized Environment

Federation is becoming a critical component of our infrastructure in a cloud connected world.  Federation provides many benefits, with primarily providing the ability to leverage your on-premises credentials for your disconnected applications. Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is Microsoft’s implementation of the common federation protocols for authentication to cloud, partner, and perhaps even on-premises… Continue reading Celestix Federated VA Series Simplifies AD FS Deployment for Office 365 in Your Virtualized Environment

7 Things Your Boss Should Know About Federation

Federation, Single Sign On, or Web SSO, refer to the concepts and standards around enabling the re-use of your on-premise Active Directory credentials for external and partner applications.  Federation and the associated standards, have been around for quite a while and are mature.  Here are 7 things your boss and you should know about federation… Continue reading 7 Things Your Boss Should Know About Federation

Should Identity Federation Be A Concern?

One of the fundamental shifts in how IT services are delivered to end users, is the concept of Software as a Service, or SaaS applications.  These applications are very easy to pilot, test, deploy, and support, and the business is able to simply subscribe for a nominal monthly cost without engaging the corporate IT organization.… Continue reading Should Identity Federation Be A Concern?

How to Increase Productivity and Information Security Using Work Folders

What is Work Folders? Work Folders is a service that is part of the File and Storage Services role in Windows 2012 R2 OS.  Work Folders, simply put, enables organizations of all sizes to provide a file sync platform, like OneDrive or DropBox, for corporate documents and files.  It allows IT organizations to provide a… Continue reading How to Increase Productivity and Information Security Using Work Folders

Upgrading your Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services 2.0 (ADFS 2.0) to Celestix A Series

As our internal systems and services age in our infrastructure, it becomes necessary and imperative to update and migrate these systems and services to newer, current supported platforms, and to take advantage of new features and capabilities that come with an upgrade. ADFS 3.0  with Windows Server 2012 R2® provides numerous updates to the ADFS… Continue reading Upgrading your Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services 2.0 (ADFS 2.0) to Celestix A Series

AD FS Reporting and Auditing Simplified with Celestix Federated Solution

Celestix Federated Solution Reporting Overview In my last post, I discussed how the Celestix A Series solution can be used to quickly implement a federation infrastructure based on Microsoft’s Active Directory Federation Services 3.0 (ADFS) for Office 365 federated authentication support.  However, implementing and providing federated claims is only the first part of the solution. … Continue reading AD FS Reporting and Auditing Simplified with Celestix Federated Solution