With more and more organizations moving to the cloud, specifically Azure Active Directory/Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Trimarc has seen a large increase in the number of Azure AD Connect deployments during our Active Directory Security Assessments (ADSAs). With this growing trend of hybrid-cloud implementations it is vital for organizations to get the security right on the Azure AD Connect components (i.e. server, service account, and database). Azure AD Connect Azure
Many are familiar with Active Directory, the on-premises directory and authentication system that is available with Windows Server, but exactly what is Azure Active Directory?
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD or AAD) is a multi-tenant cloud directory and authentication service. Azure AD is the directory service that Office 365 (and Azure) leverages for account, groups, and roles. It is also an Identity Provider (IPD) and supports federation (SAML, etc).
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