Automated user provisioning for Azure AD

Identity management is one of the most important topics in the cloud and security area. Obviously, the best way to create user accounts and groups in a directory is by using an automatic workflow / connection. This should be sourced from a Identity Management system or a HR system directly. Especially on this last topic, Microsoft is working closely together with Workday which you definitely should check out. Also, one of the most common ways to extend your accounts and groups to a Cloud world is by using Azure AD Connect. Azure AD Connect synchronizes the objects, which are located in the local AD, to Azure AD which is ideal for a hybrid situation. All tough I have come across a couple of mid-size businesses which do not have these kind of infrastructure in place and/or do not want to invest in an automatic workflow to provision Azure AD. For these smaller companies we have developed anĀ User Management application which is now published as open source on GitHub. In this post I will go over the details on how to automate the user provisioning for Azure AD by using this User Management application and what technology is being used on the background. … Read more…