I work as a consultant and I often help different customers and since all of them insist on me using their Azure AD (and my employer has their own) I am often getting logged in with the wrong account… or rather I was.
My old solution to this issue was to use Incognito/InPrivate mode which means that all Single SignOn cookies are getting erased when you restart the browser. The problem is that if you have multiple browser windows in InPrivate mode then “leak” data. They are not isolated from each other.
The solution is to use Chrome/Edges profile feature to have different personas. Lets get started. I am doing this in Chromium based Edge but it works basically the same in Google Chrome.
In the upper right corner of your browser click your user profile icon.
Click Manage Profile Settings
In the top right corner click “Add Profile”
A couple of good things to know here: As I said each profile is separate which mean that you can add Chrome Adding separately to each one. If you are using Chrome you can even install different themes in each of them to make it more intuitive to find the correct window. If you, like me, use Chromium Edge each profile can be logged in with a different Microsoft/Azure AD account which means that if you set up the same account profile on a different computer it will sync settings between computers. If you use Chrome you can have different Google accounts.
Using this method means that you will never be logged in using the wrong account (as long as you are good at separating them).
When running Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations there are some legacy software built in. These are packaged as ClickOnce applications and will be downloaded every time you run them. In Internet Explorer and the old version of Microsoft Edge this worked out of the box since these are .Net aware out of the box. When is comes to the all new chromium based Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome this is not the case. In order to get these working we will need a plugin installed in the browser.
For Microsoft (Chromium) Edge To install in Edge the process is almost the same as for Google Chrome but with an additional steps prior to starting
I have an issue with cookies… And I do have an issue with real cookies… especially oat cookies… but we will not go into that today.
Today we are talking about browser cookies. Sometimes they are sort of creepy and sometimes they are absolutely essential for things to work. I ran inte one of the latter this week and I thought I had allowed all cookies for the specific site. Turns out I did not.
The site in this case is a customers help desk system and I had added the domain but I still got an error saying I needed to enable cookies. In order to find which cookies to allow you just do the following:
Click on the padlock to the left of the adress bar
Go to Blocked
Select the items in the list one-by-one
Note: This is of course not the customers site… this is my WordPress site for illustration
I have started using Microsoft Edge (the Chromium version) and I really like it… Since I am coming from Google Chrome it is not that different except for two main things. The first one is that Microsoft has their own extension store which has much less extensions (the most important ones are there) and you can also use the Google Chrome Store although you will manually click on a link to use it. The second difference is that Microsoft has blocked Apps and Themes from the Google Store which would not have been a big deal for me if it wasn’t for the fact that I use themes to differentiate between multiple browser windows using different user profiles. This is the best way I have found to use multiple Azure accounts at the same time without having to sign out and in all the time.
There is how ever a work around.
Install the extension Get CRX which gives you the option to download the file for the extension.
Find the theme you want in the Google Chrome Store
Right-click the extension page and select Get CRX of this extension
When the file is done downloading open the page edge://extensions in Microsoft Edge
Drag and drop the file you downloaded into the Edge tab you opened in 4
In order to install the them you will have to approve the install security warning
Note: this is absolutely not the recommended way of installing an extension/theme, this is an ugly hack (a means to an end). If you are not sure please do not do this.