Today I started a new job. I am still working in Azure Identity as Program Manager. Still working in CxP (Customer and partner experience), but moving back to the @Scale team (they work with ISVs, Partners, SIs to get our Identity platform adopted at scale). I am going to work on DID or Decentralized Identities. Helping onboarding our partners to make sure we successfully get market adoption of this brand new technology.
This has caused me a ton of confusion and my customers keep getting confused as well. Azure Active Directory has been around for some time now. Some time ago we added a new endpoint (V2) which is more standards compliant and supports both AAD and MSA accounts and for example features like incremental consent. Still people get confused about our numbering scheme and I totally understand why. Let me try to explain a little bit how this all works.
The other day I needed a test application to try something with SAML support in Azure Active Directory. I started looking how to configure an ASP.NET Core webapplication to support SAML. It’s very easy to set it up for OIDC authentication but I found out ASP.Net (core) doesn’t support SAML out of the box. Google to the rescue and ignoring the blogpost from my colleague Christos (he’s wrong, it’s WS-Fed not SAML he’s using in his blogpost) , I found a few 3rd parties who build support for ASP.
One of my machines was giving me a headache. I could not connect to my Synology file shares. All my other machines in my could just fine except this machine. Even after a reinstall it didn’t work. I kept getting the error: The specified server cannot perform the requested operation. The difference between the machines working and not working was the machine not working was Azure Active Directory Joined. The other machines weren’t.
Wow that’s the longest blogpost title I have ever used. Hopefully this will help finding this page if you are searching for a solution I am describing here. One of our customers came to us with a question how to integrate our B2C product with Realm Cloud. I had looked at this product before but didn’t know what technically was possible for integration with B2C. The request was to use B2C tokens with the custom JWT Authentication Realm cloud supports.
For a training we are delivering I tried to create a little sample where I show how to create an API and protect it with our Microsoft Identity Platform. We have 2 kind of permissions we can support with our consent and permissions framework. User delegated permissions and application permissions. This is what we use for MS Graph as well. User delegated permissions are used if you want to grant the app running the permissions in name of the user.
End of June our fiscal year ended. After a lot of travel this month I finally had some time to spend time with my family. My mom is visiting and was able to watch my daughter Lisa so my wife could join me in Washington, where I was for Identiverse and later travel to visit friends near New York. June was the heaviest travel month for me so far. I spend 2 nights at home.
This took me way to much time to figure out since there is a ton of old information on the internet. I wanted to change the default behavior when people are logging in to my ASP.NET Core website using Azure Active Directory (or Microsoft Identity Platform). After some searching I figured out how to change this setting. You have to add the following piece of code to the ConfigureService method in your Startup.
Last week I switched all the mobile lines of my family to Google Fi. We had t-mobile for some time but I wanted to try and see how Google Fi works. Since I am going to travel a bit for work, I was looking for a new phone which could work at least a working day without charging and gives me great coverage. I also wanted a plan with works great when abroad.