Loading...

Exclusive: Azure Gateway OpenVPN P2S profile creator

Since only a few days (and for the few that read this before the Ignite launch: in a few days) the Azure Virtual Network Gateway will support P2S connections based on OpenVPN. This means that the connections from all your clients to Azure networks becomes a whole lot easier. Connect with your phone, tablet, Mac […]

Read more

Breaking the 1Gbps barrier with Synology and Windows 10

My Mac Pro machine (still going strong) has two NIC’s onboard. While I initially had the 2nd NIC connected to my DMZ to connect some of my VM’s, I wasn’t using it anymore lately and it was sort of a redundant Ethernet port. Which got me thinking.. what if I can use that 1Gbps also […]

Read more

Azure P2S VPN with MFA

As Microsoft enabled the Radius option in the Azure Gateway VPN configuration, it now means you can enable MFA on your P2S connections! There is a caveat however. It only works if you have replicated your users from an Active Directory into Azure Active Directory. If you have cloud-only user, it doesn’t work (yet..) I’ll […]

Read more

AZURE STACK DEVELOPMENT KIT – INSTALLER (Creating the ISO)

In my previous post I mentioned the way to create a USB/ISO for booting / installing the ASDK system. Now I’ve automated the creation of the ISO image (so you don’t have to) and with Microsoft buying GitHub, I also pushed all the code onto GitHub as well.  In there you will find the following […]

Read more

Azure Stack Development Kit – Rebooting ADFS mode

When you have deployed your ASDK in ADFS mode and you want to shutdown/reboot the host, you might notice that the service never comes up again.. while a shutdown through the host directly is not-supported you are able to shutdown the ASDK using the AzS-ERCS01 privileged endpoint. To shutdown your ASDK do the following from […]

Read more

Azure Stack Development Kit – Custom AD

(Not supported by Microsoft alert!) Azure Stack uses Active Directory technologies for identity management and authentication. By default, Azure Stack has 2 modes in can operate in. It can be used in a AAD mode utilizing Azure Active Directory for identity permission assignment as well as federated authentication or it can be setup in the […]

Read more

Enable/Disable Accelerated Networking on Azure VM’s

Microsoft Azure has the option to enable Accelerated Networking on VM’s. More information on the feature can be found here but this post is not to tell you about what good it does nor how it works.. no, this post is to introduce a new script that will enable/disable the function for you! The script […]

Read more

Azure Stack Development Kit – Installer (on USB)

If you want to deploy the Azure Stack Development Kit, the deployment guide instructs you to install a clean Windows 2012R2 or 2016 server OS on the physical host to then configure it to boot from the CloudBuilder VHDX on the C drive. In this blogpost the initial installation of Windows 2012R2 / 2016 is […]

Read more

Even strong passwords are… stupid

While this blog is mostly focused around passwords and how to ensure people can login, the new direction within Microsoft is to get rid of passwords. I can already feel the shock from many security officers reading this post, but hear us (eeuh Microsoft) out on this one. Passwords are by default unsecure, they require […]

Read more

Azure Active Directory Pass-through Authentication part 2

In the initial post, we looked at PTA from a high-level perspective. This post goes into the actuals and internals of the PTA to ensure you can convince your security department on why PtA is a very good idea. Inside Azure AD there are multiple components that work together to ensure the safety of your […]

Read more