Testing out Azure AD External Identities

Azure AD External Identities is essentially a new umbrella expression for existing Azure AD features such as the ability to use Google as Identity Provider, B2B guest invitations, Terms of use, Entitlement Management etc., with the new features launched during MS Build 2020 being guest user self service sign-up through “User flows” and Facebook as Identity Provider.

In this blog post i will dive into these new things, to see what these new features can provide of value to Azure AD customers.

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Quick script to reset password of users in an Azure AD group


# Get group by name
$group = Get-AzureADGroup -SearchString 'My group'

# Get members
$members = Get-AzureADGroupMember -ObjectId $group.ObjectId -All:$true 

# Get password
$password = Read-host -AsSecureString -Prompt "Password"

$VerbosePreference = "Continue" 
$inc = 1
$members | Foreach {
    Write-Verbose "$($inc) / $($members.Count) - $($_.UserPrincipalName)"
    $inc += 1

    Set-AzureADUserPassword -ObjectId $_.ObjectId -ForceChangePasswordNextLogin:$true -Password $password

Script for generating Azure AD dynamic groups

At a customer I needed to generate quite a few Azure AD dynamic groups, in order to create groups for each department, with users having a set of job titles. This is a good method to automatically assign application roles to a set of users based on their attributes, given that the attributes are managed by a sync from HR or similar. Here is how I did it.

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Script for getting Azure AD app registration secrets and certificates that expire soon

Just needed to clean up expired app registration secrets from a tenant, and figured I could just make a very quick script to find secrets and certificates that expire soon. Have fun – no explanation needed i guess.

$expiresWithinDays = 31
$expired = Get-AzureADApplication | ForEach-Object {
    $app = $_
    #$keys = Get-AzureADApplicationKeyCredential -ObjectId $_.ObjectId 
        Get-AzureADApplicationPasswordCredential -ObjectId $_.ObjectId
        Get-AzureADApplicationKeyCredential -ObjectId $_.ObjectId
    ) | Where-Object {
        $_.EndDate -lt (Get-Date).AddDays($expiresWithinDays)
    } | ForEach-Object {
        $id = "Not set"
        if($_.CustomKeyIdentifier) {
            $id = [System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetString($_.CustomKeyIdentifier)
        [PSCustomObject] @{
            App = $app.DisplayName
            ObjectID = $app.ObjectId
            AppId = $app.AppId
            Type = $_.GetType().name
            KeyIdentifier = $id
            EndDate = $_.EndDate

$expired | Out-GridView

Generating demo Access Packages for AAD Entitlement Management through the Microsoft Graph

Some times it can be handy to be able to generate some demo content, and have some reference PowerShell for working with stuff. Here is my script for creating 5 access packages with different properties:

  • A visible package available for any external user
  • A hidden package available for any external user, requiring the user to know the url
  • A package available to external users in connected organizations
  • A package available for members of an internal group
  • A package available to any internal user, with manager approval and self review
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