Accessing webapp from inside and outside the corporate perimeter


  • Hi!

    I'm looking for solutions that could best address the following requirements.

    - We plan to develop a webapp and deploy it in the cloud (not necessarily Azure).
    - Corporate users must be able to access the webapp from the enterprise network, where they're already connected to the corporate AD, with an SSO mechanism (e.g. SAML, OAuth/OpenID Connect, WS-Fed, etc.).
    - The same users can be on the road, and still be able to connect to the same webapp.
    - When they're on the road, though, SSO is not mandatory: they could connect with other login credentials (e.g. via the webapp's own userid/password management system, or through a third-party identity provider). If there are solutions where they still could use their AD credentials from the outside of the company, this should be of course considered.
    - If a user is de-provisioned from the AD, he must not be able to connect using the webapp's own login system or third-party identity provider. Same thing if its group memberships change: it must be taken into account in the webapp, whatever the login option used.

    I understand there are many possible solutions (VPN connection, using Azure AD, etc.), and I'd greatly appreciate any view on the subject to find those with the most acceptable combination of impacts on the present infrastructure, cost, user-friendliness, security, and availability.


    -- Aleph

    Friday, April 7, 2017 8:14 PM

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  • Hi Aleph,
    Based on your description, what comes into my mind is Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
    AD FS is a standards-based service that allows the secure sharing of identity information between trusted business partners (known as a federation) across an extranet. When a user needs to access a Web application from one of its federation partners, the user's own organization is responsible for authenticating the user and providing identity information in the form of "claims" to the partner that hosts the Web application. The hosting partner uses its trust policy to map the incoming claims to claims that are understood by its Web application, which uses the claims to make authorization decisions.
    If that makes sense to you, you could ask more details in the ADFS forum: 
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    Monday, April 10, 2017 9:05 AM
  • ADFS will best suit your requirement, you may refer below link for details:

    Monday, April 10, 2017 11:44 AM
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    Friday, April 14, 2017 9:33 AM