First published on CloudBlogs on Aug, 07 2018
Our customers have been successfully utilizing the
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) user provisioning service
for years. This service enables automated, policy-based provisioning and deprovisioning of user accounts to a variety of popular SaaS applications, including ones that implement the SCIM 2.0 standard. Unlike traditional provisioning solutions, which require on-premises infrastructure and custom code, the provisioning service is hosted in the cloud, and features pre-integrated connectors that can be set up and managed using the Azure portal.
Check out this video from Aaron Smalser explaining the benefits you get from using the Azure AD user provisioning service:
This service currently manages
over 30 million user identities
stored across various SaaS apps and Microsoft services. Since this time last year, we’ve seen nearly
100 percent growth
in the number of Azure AD tenants using automated user provisioning for at least one SaaS app. With all of this usage, customers frequently ask us to provision and deprovision user accounts to more of the SaaS applications they use.
New apps supported
Today, we’re pleased to announce automatic user provisioning support for these popular apps:
To learn more about how to get started with automatic provisioning for each of these apps, simply click the links above.
What’s more, you can watch this
newly published video
for a quick demo of user provisioning. It shows you how to set up user provisioning for a cloud application. You can also use our
newly published performance guidance
to forecast how long it will take for user provisioning to complete in your environment.
We’re always working to enable user provisioning for more cloud applications. If you have a SaaS app for which you’d like to see automatic user provisioning, then choose one of these options:
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements regarding the Azure AD user provisioning service.
Alex Simons (Twitter:
Director of Program Management
Microsoft Identity Division