Category: Microsoft

Great new feature for O365 – reduce the amount of successful phishing attempts

As I wrote in my blogpost back in March, phishing is an attack concept where an attacker usually contacts a victim pretending to be from a trustworthy source to get information that they shouldn’t have gotten if they used their real identity. When an attacker targets specific individuals or groups within an organization the phishing method…



ADFS Claims depending on multiple conditions such as group membership and password expiry

In this post I will quickly demonstrate how to achieve a ADFS Claims depending on two different conditions. This specific case is about the password expiry claims that we only want to show for users that are member in a specific Active Directory group. First we need to add an Issuance Transform Rule where we…



Netscaler – Configure Kerberos Authentication + LDAP Group/Attribute Extraction to achieve SSO for internal users

SSO to Netscaler hosted web services for internal users: A request we receive from time to time from our Netscaler customers is that they would prefer internal users (users connected to the company’s LAN/Wifi or through VPN) to automatically get SSO when they browse to a load balanced web system (https://sharepoint.mycompany.com). One way of doing…



Brief walk-through of Robocopy

I have stumbled upon technical scenarios which required special maneuvers requiring skills I did not possess. After some reading I was able to conclude that Windows environments have several ways to copy files from a to b: good old ctrl +c and ctrl +v, xcopy, Copy-Item and robocopy. I was aware of the first one,…



No more Basic Authentication for Exchange Online – what does that mean for us?

Microsoft recently announced that they are turning off Basic Authentication in Exchange Online on October 13, 2020. This means a year for customers to adapt. But what does this mean in reality? In short, no more Basic Auth for: ActiveSync POP/IMAP Remote PowerShell This also means you will not be able to use app passwords (which…



Powershell in the Cloud – Part 2 – Azure Function App – Creating HTTP APIs with Powershell

This is the second post of the Powershell in the Cloud series, and will focus on executing Powershell code from Azure Function App. If you haven’t read part 1, I highly recommend it as we will be referencing to it PART 1 – Azure Automation – Managing your Infrastructure from the Cloud Disclaimer: As of…



Powershell in the Cloud – Part 1 – Azure Automation – Managing your Infrastructure from the Cloud

I recently held a talk about Powershell in the Cloud in Powershell User Group Sweden, this 3 part series is an attempt to refine and expand on that talk. The series will focus on the functionality rather than the code behind it as I want the content to be accessible for not anyone, whether you…



Citrix ADC autoscale in AWS with terraform and Azure Pipelines

Citrix has released a feature that makes it possible to autoscale your Citrix ADCs (previously NetScaler) in AWS using their Citrix Application Delivery Management. You can read more about this feature here. The overview from Citrix looks like this: We have been using the autoscale solution and to make it easier for everyone else to…



Azure AD authentication methods, MFA and SSPR insights and reports

We’ve been rolling out MFA (Multi-Factor authentication) and SSPR (Self-Service Password Reset) for many customers last couple of years. It often takes time and requires preparations but done right it will succeed and once finished they users get used to it just as they get used logging in using MFA to their bank. During the…



Evoko Liso – A stylish meeting room manager with the complete package!

INTRODUCTION Working majority of my time within an office setting, I am, as well as many other office workers, very aware with the procedure of booking meetings. Quickly summarized, this amounts to opening the enterprise’s chosen collaboration tool, inviting required attendees all while ensuring that there are available meeting rooms with the suitable equipment. Believe…