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#1 wsgrant

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 21:56

Riddle me this, is this even possible.

Here is the scenario:

New startup company wants everything in the cloud, no hardware onsite except PC's/Laptops/Printers.

Is there a way to have an Active Directory server that is hosted in the cloud talk with the exisiting Office 365 and have 2 factor authentication?

Something tells me it could be possible but I can only find info for two factor authentication only if we have an AD box on premise.

Appreciate an assist.


#2 OP wsgrant

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:33

Got it figured out.....

We can use MS Azure to host the DC and it will get along with Office 365 as well.

I talked with other engineers with some large providers and they had no clue that this could be done.

#3 Simon-

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:28

I wouldn't mind investigating this as well. Azure... hmm... worth looking into. I wonder what other options there are also.

If you go with Azure, let me know how it goes.

#4 garethevans1986

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 15:46

Any virtually hosted DC can DirectorySync to Office365. Syncing passwords is the tricky thing.

GE