RBAC model for Azure AD

A lot of companies are struggling with the setup of a RBAC model which fits their organisation. Especially when adopting more Cloud services, it becomes even more challenging. Azure subscriptions, resource groups, databases, key vaults are just some examples. Also, we connect SaaS and other applications to the directory which are accessible via the Access Panel (myapps.microsoft.com). What is the best approach using Azure AD groups? … Read more…

An AWS CICD Release pipeline on VSTS.

Infrastructure as Code is one of the many practices teams have to fulfill the needs of modern systems. The provisioning of resources for systems in an automated versioned way supports also the need of consistent environments across different stages of system development, making it much more comfortable to develop, validate and test systems.

Keep development, staging, and production as similar as possible.
See also the Dev/prod parity practice of the 12 factor methodology.

The principles of a pipeline also fit on pipelines which provision infrastructures. The artifacts should be versioned, validated, automated and more, see pipelines principles.

Visual Studio Team Services and Amazon AWS

VSTS covers many needs for teams and pipelines out of the box. VSTS is optimized for releasing systems and provisioning environments on Azure, many out of the box capabilities which speed up teams. … Read more…

Monitor your Hybrid Identity scenario’s using Azure AD Connect Health

Microsoft released some new public preview features including Azure AD Connect Health. This preview release is focused on hybrid identity scenarios and mainly on the product Active Directory Federation Services. Azure AD Connect Health enables customers and users to have detailed insights in how their Active Directory Federation Services is performing including the number of authentication attempts, usage et cetera. This blog will go into more detail on what this feature brings and how you can enable it in your environment. … Read more…