PingFederate now available for Azure AD Connect

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As of today, Microsoft has announced that the integration of the PingFederate configuration with the Azure AD Connect wizard is GA. What does that mean? This offers PingFederate customers a easy and reliable way to federate on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD. With the configuration of PingFederate with Azure AD, it provides customers with secure and seamless access to Office 365.

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What occurred was Microsoft and Ping Identity worked together and they built the configuration of PingFederate and Azure AD into the Azure AD Connect wizard.

You may ask, Why is federating to Azure Ad this important?

This is due to the adoption of Microsoft’s Azure AD Cloud Authentication options is growing very quickly, however most large enterprises still opt to use federation servers. Among large enterprises, most of Microsoft’s customers use ADFS, Microsoft’s federation server.  PingFederate is also a very popular choice and is used to authenticate more than four million unique Azure AD users every month. So, making it simpler to configure PingFederate to work with Azure AD is a great way to make it easier for these customers manage their hybrid enterprise cloud deployments.

To see how to federate Azure AD with PingFederate, read Microsoft’s Configuring federation with PingFederate documentation. Email for more information on Enterprise Mobility + Security.

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