Solved

Windows Azure on local AD

Posted on 2014-04-08
12
429 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
We are wanting to do some testing in Azure.  I've spent the past two weeks trying to make the following scenario work but keep hitting speed bumps.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated:

I've created an Azure 2012 server.  I would like to have this be a member of our local AD domain.  I would also like to have the test users be able to use their local AD credentials to log onto the Azure server and our application.  Example:

Azure server name:
TestAzureServer

Local AD domain name:
4dcompany.com

Local test user credentials:
paulj@4dcompany.com
password

Ultimately TestAzureServer would be a member of 4dcompany.com and Paul J would log on as paulj@4dcompany.com, thereby being authenticated in the domain for our application.

Any advice on how to make this happen?

Thanks.

Felmer
0
Comment
Question by:fcummins
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 6
  • 6
12 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Imtiaz Hasham
ID: 39986294
Create a site-to-site VPN connection (was in testing up to a couple of weeks ago)

Otherwise, create a windows VPN between the two servers and you should have adequate connectivity to connect the two sites.

Get a second NIC which is in the same subnet as your LAN
0
 

Author Comment

by:fcummins
ID: 39986352
Imtiaz,

Thanks for the reply.  Re: your suggestion for site-to-site ... that's what I thought but was told by our MS Advisory consultant that it needed point-to-site, which makes no sense to me as I thought that was the reverse of what I was looking to do.  Can you verify that you meant site-to-site?

I did try to set up a VPN connection on TestAzureServer that would connect to our Win 2012 R2 RRAS VPN but it failed with error 800.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Imtiaz Hasham
ID: 39986385
I did mean site-to-site but point to site would also work.

Error 800 means you couldn't get in. please ensure GRE Protocol and port 1723 is open on your FW.
0
Office 365 Training for Admins - 7 Day Trial

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

 

Author Comment

by:fcummins
ID: 39994137
Imtiaz

Would setting up the AD integration between Azure and our local AD also accomplish the same thing - i.e. the Azure server "on" our local network using our local AD for security?
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Imtiaz Hasham
ID: 39994611
It would, however, you cannot modify the AD using the Azure network - I am currently deploying the Directory Sync Setup.
0
 

Author Comment

by:fcummins
ID: 39994618
That's the next phase as we need the Directory Sync for single sign on with Office 365.  Interested to know how it goes for you ...
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Imtiaz Hasham
ID: 39997511
Hi,

I am extremely tied up with work for the next couple of weeks so postponed by DirSync with Azure but you can get a lot of articles - one of my most interesting discussion panel has been https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfcjwNxy5ks with it's huge amount of information
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
fcummins earned 0 total points
ID: 40007721
I eventually got both Microsoft RRAS working as well as SonicWall VPN (not officially supported by Microsoft).  The SonicWall was much easier than the RRAS and, honestly, I feel much better about the security of using SonicWall's VPN instead of the RRAS outside of our firewall but also inside (the MS tech said it would work if it was in SonicWall's DMZ).

Go ahead and close this and thanks for the suggestions.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Imtiaz Hasham
ID: 40008199
Dear Fcummins,

Please ensure you patch your sonicwall for heartbleed.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Imtiaz Hasham
ID: 40008233
PS - the closing needs to be done on your end.
0
 

Author Comment

by:fcummins
ID: 40008614
Thanks, Imtiaz.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:fcummins
ID: 40017018
The original scope of the question was using RRAS to configure a VPN with Azure.  I was unable to do it and used SonicWall instead.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many of the companies I’ve worked with have embraced cloud solutions due to their desire to “get out of the datacenter business.” The ability to achieve better security and availability, and the speed with which they are able to deploy, is far grea…
Your data is at risk. Probably more today that at any other time in history. There are simply more people with more access to the Web with bad intentions.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question