Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

PTA, AADJ and the “User must change password at next log on” flag

OK, the title has a whole bunch of acronyms which may not be entirely familiar. Actually…if we’re being really picky I should probably say a whole bunch of initialisms, but that would digress into a whole different article when a perfectly good Wikipedia article already exists for that. 🙂 Anyway, PTA is the accepted short form… Read More »

How to change the token lifetime for a SAML 2.0 application with Azure Active Directory

Configurable token lifetimes for Azure Active Directory (AAD) have been available for while now, although the feature is still in public preview.  This article provides details of how to create an access token lifetime policy and how to apply it to an application federated with AAD using SAML 2.0. Before we get started with this, we need to ensure… Read More »

How to modify the AWS Console timeout with Azure Active Directory SAML

This article describes how to configure Azure Active Directory as the SAML Identity Provider (IdP) to change the default AWS Console timeout from 1 hour to a different value. It seems there has been a lot of discussion about how to change the timeout and there is no clear documentation from AWS how to achieve… Read More »