Microsoft today announced their partnership with Ping Identity to provide secure access to on-premises web applications through the Azure AD Application Proxy and PingAccess. The Azure AD Application Proxy extends cloud-based SSO and secure remote access to on-premises based web applications that support any of the key open standards (SAML, OAuth 2.0, Kerberos, etc.) based authentication methods. But the problem is many enterprise customers have their applications that do not support these standards. PingAccess is an enterprise solution available today for managing access to all kinds of legacy applications that don’t support these open standards.
Microsoft Azure AD team worked with the Ping identity team to integrate PingAccess and the Azure AD Application Proxy to provide SSO and secure remote access to a huge set of non-standards based on-premises web applications including those that use header-based authentication or are protected by Web Access Management (WAM) systems.
PingAccess for Azure AD will be available in public preview in early 2017. Microsoft also announced that their Azure AD Premium customers will be able to use this solution to connect to 20 on-premises web applications at no additional cost. If you need more than 20 applications, a full license will be available from Ping Identity. Microsoft today also announced that they are adding support for PingFederate into Azure AD Connect.
Microsoft will be demoeing this integration at Ignite conference later this month.