About Eric On Identity

Eric on Identity is the personal blog of Eric Woodruff, covering all the things in the Microsoft identity ecosystem, the things adjacent to it, and occasionally things unrelated.

From working with hundreds of organizations, it is apparent that we have a plethora of very capable IT professionals in the industry, but too many of these organizations do not prioritize education of their staff. As we continue to accelerate at a breakneck pace towards the cloud, those managing things can be left struggling.

This blog is my little slice of broad community effort to help bring clarity to complex identity topics, help others understand what is really happening with Microsoft identity technologies in the field, and help clear up fear, uncertainty and doubt.

About Eric

A Microsoft Security MVP, Eric has held a mix of roles through his 23 plus years in the field – as a technical manager in the public sector, a Sr. Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, and a Security and Identity Architect in the Microsoft partner ecosystem. Currently working at the ITDR pioneer Semperis as a Product Technical Specialist, Eric’s unique history from “different sides of the fence” combine and lend to his Microsoft Identity expertise as well as his views on the identity and security industry. During his free time, he participates on the IDPro Body of Knowledge Committee, blogs about Azure AD and related cloud security topics, and works to support the industry community.

He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and holds certification for:


When not buried in tech, he enjoys his time with his fiancé, Melissa, who is a Visual Designer for DG+Design, their two children, four cats, one dog, and dreams of getting himself into better hiking and kayaking shape.

The contents and posts on this site are my own, and not reflective of my employers, prior or present.