Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

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 »

How to suppress Skype for Business attribute synchronisation in Azure AD Connect

I recently had a challenge with a customer that had on-premises Skype for Business (SfB) and were looking to migrate to SfB Online. They did not want to federate the two infrastructures, but instead wanted to undertake a re-pointing of users at a given point in time by modifying the DNS records. When they introduced… Read More »

How to resolve ‘The RPC server is unavailable’ error when enabling Seamless Single Sign-On

I hit this problem while working with Azure AD Connect at a customer earlier this week.  The situation was that AAD Connect had already been configured with Pass-Through Authentication, which was working as expected.  The next step was to enable Seamless Single Sign-On, but this failed with the following: ‘Failed to create single sign-on secret… Read More »

Delegate administration to partners using Azure AD B2B Collaboration

This post provides a quick introduction to the features available with Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) Collaboration – currently in Public Preview.  I’ll cover how to add someone outside your organisation to your Azure AD instance, as well  as how to assign administrative privilege over the Azure subscription to the external partner through RBAC… Read More »

How to find your Azure Active Directory Tenant ID

Here are two ways to find the GUID (also referred to as the TenantID) associated with your Azure Active Directory (AAD) instance. 1. Embedded in the URL in the Azure Portal Log into the Azure Portal. Select Active Directory from the left hand pane. Click on the Active Directory instance you are interested in (you… Read More »