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    May 2019

    May 21

    Identity Secure Score in the Azure AD Portal

    Gain visibility and control over your security posture by discovering opportunities that will help to improve security across your organization

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    May 16

    Azure AD Conditional Access policy for the combined MFA and password reset security info registration experience

    Control the conditions in which sentive security information for multi-factor authentication and self-service password reset can be registered.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    May 14

    Expansion of the password character limit in Azure AD

    Passwords for accounts created in Azure AD can now be up to 256 characters including spaces.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    May 7

    Microsoft Authentication Library for .NET

    .NET developers can use MSAL.NET to securely sign-in and authenticate any Microsoft identity (Azure AD and Microsoft Accounts) and call Microsoft Graph or other APIs.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    May 6

    Unified application registration experience

    Register, configure and manage all your apps in the new application registration blade in the Azure portal.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    May 6

    Azure AD support in GitHub Enterprise

    GitHub Enterprise customers can synchronize groups of users with Azure AD to leverage existing infrastructure.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    May 6

    Microsoft Authentication Library for Javascript

    Developers building a Single Page Javascript App can use MSAL.js to securely sign-in and authenticate any Microsoft identity (Azure AD and Microsoft Accounts) and call Microsoft Graph or other APIs.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    May 1

    Authentication session management in Azure AD Conditional Access

    Create conditional access policies which determine how often users need to provide sign-in credentials and if they need to provide them after closing and reopening browsers.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security

    April 2019

    Apr 30

    Azure AD entitlement management

    Govern employee and partner access requests, approvals, auditing, and reviews for any app integrated with Azure AD.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    Apr 24

    Group claims in Azure AD tokens

    User group membership information can be emitted from SAML and OIDC/OAuth tokens issued by Azure AD so organizations so apps that require this information can be managed and secured from the cloud.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    Apr 23

    Azure Active Directory activity logs integration with Diagnostics Logs for Azure Monitor and Log Analytics in Azure Monitor

    Gain insights from Azure AD user activity logs stored in an Azure storage account and streamed to your preferred SIEM or custom environment, or integration with Log Analytics in Azure Monitor directly in the Azure portal.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    Apr 10

    Home realm discovery during sign-in for Microsoft 365 services

    We are changing our Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in behavior to make room for new authentication methods and improve usability. During sign-in, Azure AD determines where a user needs to authenticate. Azure AD makes intelligent decisions by reading organization and user settings for the username entered on the sign-in page. This is a step towards a password-free future that enables additional credentials like FIDO 2.0.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Services
    Apr 10

    More sign-in options for Microsoft accounts in Microsoft 365

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    We're updating the Microsoft 365 sign-in page for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to add a new sign-in options link. This link will be added only to sign-in pages that accept personal Microsoft accounts.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Services
    Apr 2

    Azure AD password protection

    Azure AD password protection helps you eliminate easily guessed passwords from your environment, which can dramatically lower the risk of being compromised by a password spray attack.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security

    January 2019

    Jan 23

    Workday to Azure AD inbound user provisioning is now available

    Securely tap into the rich workforce identity and organization data present in Workday and automate inbound user provisioning into Active Directory and Azure AD.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security

    November 2018

    Nov 2

    Azure AD group-based licensing management is now available

    Scalably assign Microsoft service licenses to groups of users rather than individuals in Azure AD. 

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security

    October 2018

    Oct 19

    Azure AD activity logs integration with Azure Monitor Diagnostics and Azure Log Analytics is in public preview

    Gain insights from Azure AD user activity logs stored in an Azure storage account and streamed to your preferred SIEM or custom environment, or integration with Azure Log Analytics tools directily in the Azure portal.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Azure Monitor
    • Log Analytics
    • Features
    • Security
    Oct 18

    Send your Azure Active Directory data to Azure Log Analytics

    The ability to forward your Azure Active Directory logs to Azure Log Analytics is now available.

    • Log Analytics
    • Azure Active Directory
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    Oct 11

    Ability to Diagnose and resolve hybrid identity directory errors is now available

    Identify and remediate directory errors caused by duplicate user attributes and orphaned objects, which complicate synchronizing your AD and Azure AD hybrid identity environment.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    Oct 5

    System-assigned Managed Identity for Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Scale Sets is now available

    Use a system assigned managed identity with a Virtual Machine and Virtual Machine Scale Sets.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features

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