Today we’ve got some amazingly cool news to share.
If you work in a large enterprise, you probably already know how big the challenges can be when your company makes an acquisition and you suddenly get asked to provide cloud identity services to an entirely new business group, usually one with their own set of Active Directory domains and forests.
If this is a challenge you face, I’m excited to let you know about the public preview of Azure AD Connect cloud provisioning!
With cloud provisioning, customers can easily provision identities from multiple disconnected AD forest to Azure AD. Azure AD Connect cloud provisioning moves the heavy lifting for provisioning from AD to Azure AD to the cloud with lightweight agents on-premises and provides the following benefits:
Setting up cloud provisioning is a two-step process. The first step is to install the lightweight provisioning agent on a domain joined server (or server VM). The second step is to configure cloud provisioning in the Azure portal.
Step 1: Install the provisioning agent
Before you install the Azure AD Provisioning agent, complete the prerequisites.
4. Once the agent is installed, you’re ready to configure provisioning in the Azure portal.
Step 2: Configure cloud provisioning
Now that you’re familiar with cloud provisioning, let’s take a look at what features are currently supported.
Azure AD Connect cloud provisioning public preview supports the following capabilities:
To learn more, check out the Azure AD Connect cloud provisioning documentation.
We’re just getting started and would love to get your feedback on the current set of capabilities and what more you need. Please give us your feedback in our Azure AD UserVoice feedback forum or in the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Alex Simons ( @Alex_A_Simons )
Corporate VP of Program Management
Microsoft Identity Division
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