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Automate user provisioning for more applications with our new partnership with Aquera
Published Dec 02 2020 09:00 AM 22K Views

Today we’re announcing a partnership with Aquera to support more of your user provisioning needs. Through our partnership with Aquera, Azure AD or on-premises AD users can be mastered and continually synchronized from over 25 HR applications, and users can be provisioned to over 300 applications, broadening the number of applications you can use for both inbound and outbound user provisioning.


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Automated user provisioning from HR apps with the Aquera HR Onboarding Bridge

We’ve heard from our customers that they want their cloud and on-premises HR applications integrated with Azure AD to simplify new employee onboarding and managing the identity lifecycle. Aquera expands Azure AD’s HR provisioning capabilities from two native integrations with Workday and SAP SuccessFactors to a broad array of HR applications.


With the Aquera HR Onboarding Bridge you can now integrate with over 25 HR applications to onboard and synchronize users to Azure AD or on-premises AD. The Aquera HR Onboarding Bridge allows you to import users and attributes in near real-time from multiple HR applications to Azure AD or on-premises AD as well as writeback any attribute back to the HR application.


We will continue to integrate more HR applications directly with Azure AD but for HR applications not currently supported, you can use the Aquera HR Onboarding Bridge.  Applications supported with the Aquera HR Onboarding Bridge include ADP Enterprise HR, Bamboo HR, Ceridian Dayforce, Cornerstone OnDemand HR Suite, Namely, UltiPro and more. Here’s what Landmark Health had to say about their experience using the Aquera Onboarding Bridge with Azure AD: 

“The ADP to Active Directory / Azure AD Sync Bridge from Aquera enables us to integrate our HR and IT processes by automating user provisioning from ADP Workforce Now to Active Directory. This platform is helping us power the end-to-end identity lifecycle; saving our HR and IT teams time, improving security and positively impacting employee productivity.” –JT Hedges, Director of HR Technologies at Landmark Health


Use Azure AD to manage and secure more applications with the Aquera SCIM Gateway

The Aquera SCIM gateway can help you automatically provision user accounts to an additional 300 cloud and on-premises applications such as Epic, SAP ECC and more. The Aquera SCIM Gateway provides out-of-the-box and built on-demand connectors that you can use to automatically create, update, or deactivate user accounts in target applications that are not already integrated with Azure AD.


To automate user provisioning from Azure AD to a specific application, we first recommend you use the 150+ provisioning connectors available in our Azure AD app gallery. For applications not yet available in our Azure AD app gallery, you can use the Aquera SCIM Gateway. We’ll continue to add more provisioning connectors directly in our Azure AD app gallery and you can request new ones to be added by submitting a request in our Application Network Portal. 


Getting started:


To use Aquera’s HR Onboarding Bridge or the SCIM gateway with Azure AD, customers will need an Aquera subscription that can be obtained directly from Aquera. You can learn more about Aquera and these solutions through their Azure Marketplace listings:



As always, we’d love to hear from you. Please let us know what you think in the comments below or on the Azure AD feedback forum. 


Best regards,

Sue Bohn

Partner Director of Program Management

Microsoft Identity Division


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