Microsoft Announces Azure AD Automated Password Roll-Over For Facebook, Twitter And LinkedIn

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Over the last weekend, Microsoft announced a preview of automatic password rollover and management for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This new feature helps organizations to further protect the social media accounts by automatically updating them with new strong complex passwords at an interval they define. Given many of the recent high-profile takeovers of company owned social media accounts, this was one of the most awaited feature on Azure AD.

As you’ll recall, our password-based single sign-on gives you the ability to centrally manage sets of application-specific credentials, and assign those to users and groups for individual or shared account access. For example, if your marketing team is sharing a single username and password to update your company’s Facebook account, you can assign those credentials to a marketing group in Azure AD where they can be centrally managed, and have these users access the app through the Azure AD Access Panel, My Apps mobile apps, or Azure AD single sign-on links where they can easily access this account without knowing the account credentials.

We’ve been listening to your feedback and one of the biggest requests you’ve had is the ability to automatically change the passwords on these accounts on a preset interval.

Read more about it here.