It's December, and that makes it a good time to look back on 2013 to summarize some of the year's high and low points in the identity field. I've also included some remarks from an interview with Ping Identity's CEO Andre Durant on the state of identity today, and where it's going....More
At the 2012 Cloud Identity Summit, Kuppinger Cole analyst Craig Burton declared that SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language, a web services authentication standard) is dead". With apologies for jumping on Burton's very long coat tails, the Kerberos security protocol faces this same situation....More
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All components of the Active Directory family have had major or minor updates, and a service that AD has depended on since its very beginning has been moved to the deprecated (no further enhancements) column....More
In this first of two articles detailing the identity and access management-related changes to Windows Server 2012 R2, I'm going to focus on R2's BYOD scenario, Workplace Join, and the roles AD DS, AD FS, and a brand new identity component play in making it happen....More
MSE provides a baseline against which to compare other solutions. If you’re going to fork over money for a product, you want the product that you are going to fork over money for to be better than what you can get for free...More
There is a lot of talk about getting rid of passwords, moving to something like picture passwords, facial recognition, biometrics, or even getting a new Kinect sensor to verify that the person in front of the screen has the physical characteristics of the person that has access to the machine. But we'll keep using passwords because they are cheap....More
You can use the wevtutil.exe command-line utility to view the event logs on a GUI-less Windows Server 2012 Server Core installation, but you can also use Event Viewer from a remote GUI-based Windows server....More
In the past few months, Microsoft has made a number of sweeping changes that will have long-term consequences for the company, the businesses that depend on Microsoft, and the IT professionals that support Microsoft's products. How will these changes affect identity professionals in the Windows world?...More
How do you integrate Office 365 into your environment while preventing users from encountering credentials prompts? Also, learn how third-party identity management providers can make that connection easier....More
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