Legacy Applications + Azure AD = Secure Hybrid Access (SHA)

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As the adoption of cloud continues to grow in the enterprise and small organizations alike, some challenges are presented on how to leverage the same set of credentials for protecting both the cloud native and legacy applications. When it comes to Microsoft Azure, most of the cloud native applications include seamless integration with Azure AD with added support for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to secure these solutions. But let’s not forget about those legacy applications that have been supporting the organization for decades, how can these be secured using that single identity provider (IdP)? With solutions offered through the Microsoft Azure AD App Gallery, these applications can be secured with ease using some of the networking solutions already deployed in your on-premises or multi cloud infrastructure, the application delivery controllers.

The Kemp LoadMaster Azure AD Integration makes it simple to leverage Azure AD and single sign on (SSO) across clouds and legacy applications. This Secure Hybrid Access (SHA) solution uses Kemp LoadMaster Edge Security Pack (ESP) with SAML to authenticate users with accounts in Azure Active Directory. Administrators are given the ability to manage access to these applications individually through Azure AD with the use of groups or individual user accounts. This approach using Kemp LoadMaster for securing your on-premise and legacy applications with SHA is documented here:


To see Kemp LoadMaster and SHA in action, this short video demonstrates the simplicity of Microsoft Azure and Kemp LoadMaster to deliver a secure and robust application experience for users accessing those mission critical workloads in your organization.

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Kurt Jung

Kurt Jung is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Kemp Technologies. He works hands on with many technologies around application delivery and how to position these in today’s market. Kurt also works closely with key alliance partners to further strengthen the synergy. Prior to Kemp, Kurt has spent most of his career working as a consultant helping customers deploy on-premises, cloud and hybrid cloud solutions to support their business.