Customize the MFA registration policy in Azure AD Identity Protection

Disclaimer: this is a proof of concept, not something that is supported or recommended by me or Microsoft. Needless to say, don’t do this in your, or your customers’ (production) environment. This article points to internal API’s, and those are most likely be changed over time. With that out of the way: on with the show! What are we looking at? As discussed before, there are a lot (and counting) ways to enroll for multi-factor authentication in Azure AD. Two… 

KB – Add account operation is blocked by policy on the device

This is a knowledgebase item. Hope it helps you out someday. Error Add work or school account in Windows 10 or 11 fails with this message: “add account operation is blocked by policy on the device”. Error code: CAA50101 Solution Check the value of Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WorkplaceJoin\BlockAADWorkplaceJoin Change the value to 0. If this device is managed by your organization, you might not able to change this. Please contact your administrator, if that is the case.

Role Assignable Groups and Privileged Identity Management.

I have used this feature from the very beginning, but now that it reached GA (General Availability) in August 2021, it seemed like a good moment to talk about Role Assignable groups, and how they can help on our Zero Trust adventure. Before this feature existed, Azure AD roles could only be assigned to individual user accounts. Since only Global- and Privileged Role Administrators can assign roles, this is a very cumbersome process. Especially when you are working with larger… 

This might be the FIDO2 key for you! Authentrend ATKey.Pro

  • Security
  • 5 min read

In the past few years, I tried different types of FIDO2 keys, from different vendors. And picking your FIDO2 key might seem simple, but I think it’s like picking a new phone: some many options! They come in all sizes and colors, with or without biometrics, and even as wearables like rings or bracelets. What is FIDO2? Let’s go one step back first. Why do we need them? FIDO2 security keys are one of the options to liberate us from… 

How to build a PowerApp – Temporary Access Pass Manager – Part 1

Part 1 – Introduction and overview When I learned about Graph API, and how to use it together with Power Apps and Power Automate, a whole new world of possibilities opened up. Being able to pull data out of Graph API and use this data within PowerApps is the key to creative solutions built around and on top of Microsoft 365. The gap between a developer and a technical or functional M365 consultant becomes closer, as a lot of automation… 

How to build a PowerApp – Temporary Access Pass Manager – Part 2

Part 2: App registration and Graph API permissions This part of the series is around laying the base for your custom connector that we are going to build later on. Before we can do that, we need to create an app registration in Azure Active Directory. This app registration will hold the permissions and the secret. Before creating an app registration, let’s focus on the permissions. How do we know what permission we need? The quickest way to find that… 

How to build a PowerApp – Temporary Access Pass Manager – Part 3

Part 3: Graph API and Graph Explorer If you are new to Graph API, Graph Explorer is a great tool to learn the first steps into the Microsoft Graph. Next to that, it will also help you to shape your custom connector in the next part. Before diving into that, we’ll need to understand how Graph API works, and how Graph Explorer can help you with that. First, let’s bookmark the Graph Explorer for future use. Graph Explorer comes with… 

How to build a PowerApp – Temporary Access Pass Manager – Part 4

Part 4: Build a custom connector based on the Graph API Now that we know the basics, as discussed in previous parts, it’s time to build the custom connector. This custom connector is going to use the Graph API. Before we start building, make sure you have these things at hand: The appliation ID and secret of the app registration (part 2) The Graph Explorer, and the sample queries (part 3) A test user in Azure Active Directory A license… 

How to build a PowerApp – Temporary Access Pass Manager – Part 5

Part 5: Create an app in PowerApps using a custom connector This is the part where everything comes together. In this final part of the series, we are going to build a PowerApp based on the custom connector that we created. There is some stuff that you have to figure out on your own, like how to edit text on a button, or how to change color, icon type, and borders for example. Most of the stuff is just drag-and-drop.… 

(Bonus) How to build a PowerApp – Temporary Access Pass Manager – Part 6

(Bonus) Part 6: Integrate with Power Automate This is the last part of this series where we are going to add one more feature to our PowerApp. The app is already capable of creating, listing, and deleting a Temporary Access Pass for a user. In this episode, we create a button that will send the Temporary Access Pass to the mobile phone number of the user. In the previous parts, we used a custom connector straight from the PowerApp, but…