Important AD FS Update for Azure AD Connect

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Microsoft has released Azure Active Directory Connect 1.1.443.0 which includes several bug fixes and new features that your environment will need, especially if you use AD FS:
  • Added support for updating AD FS Farm SSL Certificate
  • Added support for managing AD FS 2016
  • You can now specify existing gMSA (Group Managed Service Account) during AD FS installation
  • You can now configure SHA-256 as the signature hash algorithm for Azure AD relying party trust.

That last bullet point is very important now that the SHA1 algorithm has been cracked, as I wrote last month.

Azure AD Connect makes on-premises and Office 365 directory integration easy and simplifies the management of your on-premises and cloud identity infrastructure.


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