Publish date July 10, 2018
I am delighted to share a post on one of the most important topics, On-Prem integration with MS Azure Active Directory (AD). In this blog, I shall share my experience on AD integration with MS Azure and other details which can help readers understand this better and will also guide on how to do planning, deployment, and operations. So get ready for the journey through the details of integration on-prem with MS Azure AD.
Azure AD connects, integrate any on-premises Active directory with Azure active directory, this allows companies/customers to provide a collective identity for all users for Office 365, Azure and all your SaaS (Software as a service) applications integrated with organization’s Azure Active directory.
Azure AD Connect is the most suitable way to connect your on-premises directory with Azure AD and Office 365. This is a good time to upgrade to Azure AD Connect from Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) or Azure AD Sync as these tools are now deprecated and are no longer supported. Also
The use case for Azure AD Connect, or why do we use this?
To make integrating On Premises (Prem) directory with Azure AD make your organization user more productive by providing the identity for accessing both on-prem and cloud resources. Users are most important assets in your origination’s IT department.
A couple of following advantage your organization can make off out of Azure AD Connection.
Now it’s important to understand that how Azure AD Connect works in real scenarios.
Azure AD connect is build up of three primary components as illustrated in below picture :
Let me deep dive into this further to share what these components do.
It’s recommended that you set up a standby server for quick failover in case a disaster occurs. Usually IT Prod/Admins make frequent configuration changes, so it’s better to plan for a staging mode server as well.
Pictures credit by Microsoft.
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Shiv Kishan Suthar -Technical Architect- IMS @ YASH Technologies