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Handling user password change and expiration issues with Office365 and ADFS – Part 1

Recently I’ve setup a Office365 Service with ADFS (Active Directory Federation Service) and a DirSync Server.

Sadly I forgot about a huge disadvantage in this architecture, due to using ADFS as an authentication provider, it’s not possible to change a users password. The communication form the local ActiveDirectory environment to the cloud based Office365 services is only one directional.

That’s why there are only 2 options yet to handle the user password change and expiration:

  1. Disable the users password expiration or
  2. Set up a enterprise connected platform to deal with the password change and expiration.

At this time option 1 is active in my environment and option 2 is my goal.

In this post series want to show you the solution I’ve developed.

Let’s start with password expiration. Because Office365 doesn’t handle password expiration, that’s why I have to use another channel to show the users on which date their passwords expire:  Let’s do it with an bulk e-mail job.

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