Bastion connection with on-prem AD

Kyle Weeks 16 Reputation points

I'm trying to figure out if connection to an Azure VM is supported via Azure Bastion providing on-prem AD credentials.

The VM is AD bound on a vNet with access to on-prem AD infrastructure.

I can connect to the Azure VM with local admin credentials. Once there, I can runas with on-prem AD credentials, but I cannot figure out how to connect to the VM in the first place via Bastion Host service using on-prem AD credentials.

domain\username, username, username@keyman do not work. Only result in error message

“The target machine is either currently unreachable or username/password is not correct. Please re-verify your credentials. If the problem persists please contact support.”

Is this a support architecture, or is something broken in my NSG?

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  1. Kyle Weeks 16 Reputation points

    Got this solved.

    1. The on-prem AD user is a member of the protected users group.

    NTLM authentication is disabled for such a user, and since the bastion service is going by IP connection only -- the authentication downgrades to NTLM.

    Problem solved... use a user that can auth with NTLM. So yes - its possible, and you also have to support NTLM until such a time that bastion supports supplying the FQDN of the VM.


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