Cloud Identity Summit 2014 – Day 1

The Ping Identity RV has arrived…wonder if there is a disco ball in there.

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Very good start to the conference with good speakers and good food. More details to come.

 

Some of the workshops that I will be attending on Sunday will be…

Early​ Peek at PingFederate Administrative REST API

Authentication: Who are You? You are What You Eat

Authorization: It’s What’s for Dessert

Why Federated Access Needs a Federated Identity

Creating a Federated Identity Service for Better SSO

Creating a Federated Identity Service for ABAC and Web Access Management

 

 

PowerShell – Multiple (-and) (-or) within a single If statement

I had a hard time finding examples on the web on how or if you could code multiple If’s into a single If statement, so I thought I would just quick post up an example once I figured out how to do it. Perhaps I wasn’t looking in the right places but all the examples I saw were just a single (-and) or (-or) in the code.

So based on being able to code an If statement in either of the following fashions:

If ($someAttribute -eq $false -or $someAttribute -eq $Null){

}

or the following:

If (($someAttribute -eq $false) -or ($someAttribute -eq $Null)){

}

Then we should be able to do a combined effort:

If (($someAttribute -eq $false -or $someAttribute -eq $Null) -and ($someUser -eq “UserID123”)){
       Write-Host “Switching to True”
       Set-QADUser $someUser -Service “MyDomain.org” -ObjectAttributes @{$someAttribute = $True}
       If (!$?) {Write-Host “Error: $($error[0])”}
}

So if $someAttribute is either $false or $Null AND #someUser equalsUserID123″ then do something… in this case I switch the Attribute someAttribute to $true and do some error checking.

~ITNotes

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 RTW Released!

The rumors that ADFS 2.0 would be released today were true. Microsoft released Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 RTW today. I know RTM is Released To Manufacturing so does RTW mean Released to World?

Download ASFS 2.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ee476597.aspx
OR
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=118c3588-9070-426a-b655-6cec0a92c10b&displayLang=en

Additional Resources

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2(WS.10).aspx

AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step and How To Guides
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd727938(WS.10).aspx

Introducing AD FS 2.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-help-introducing(WS.10).aspx

AD FS 2.0 Terminology
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-help-terminology(WS.10).aspx

Using Windows PowerShell for AD FS 2.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-help-using-windows-powershell(WS.10).aspx

Web Resources for AD FS 2.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-help-web-resources(WS.10).aspx

How To…
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-help-how-to(WS.10).aspx

~ITNotes

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 Release 5.5.2010?

There have been rumors floating around that ADFS 2.0 would be released today. As I was stumbling around Technet today I ran across the articles that were updated 5-5-2010. Perhaps the rumors are true, we will soon see. Keep you eyes peeled for a update from Team Geneva’s blog.

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2(WS.10).aspx

AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step and How To Guides
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd727938(WS.10).aspx

Introducing AD FS 2.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-help-introducing(WS.10).aspx

AD FS 2.0 Terminology
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-help-terminology(WS.10).aspx

Using Windows PowerShell for AD FS 2.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-help-using-windows-powershell(WS.10).aspx

Web Resources for AD FS 2.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-help-web-resources(WS.10).aspx

How To…
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-help-how-to(WS.10).aspx

and many more all dated 5-5-2010

~ITNotes

TEC 2010 – Advanced Training on Microsoft Active Directory and FIM

Today I registered for TEC 2010 which will be in Los Angeles this year. I have never attended TEC before but last year I was right down the road at TechED. I am still waiting to hear if I will be attending TechEd 2010 as well.

I am excited to see some focus around Active Directory and Forefront Identity Manager at a conference especially since Forefront Identity Manager was just released to manufacturing. One of my fears in attending this conference this year was that FIM would be released after TEC 2010 and covered in greater detail at TechED 2010, now with the release of FIM I hope that is not the case. I have already seen some vendors providing extensions to FIM so this may be the best year to go to TEC so far.

I definitely will be posting some more information and pictures during the event. Feel free to email me with any suggestions around the conference or questions you would like to be asked. ITNotes@gmail.com

~ITNotes

New Role – Active Directory / Identity Management Engineer

I was recently promoted to our company’s Security Team as an Active Directory / Identity Management Engineer. So most of my future posts will be aimed towards those technologies and Group Policy. I will also continue to post some hopefully helpful VBScripts and PowerShell Scripts. I still have a few draft posts that I plan to publish eventually that maybe helpful in the Windows Installer and Packaging Space however no new findings will be posted in this expertise.

Thanks for reading!

~ITNotes