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  1. Merge office365 and live accounts that use the same email address

    I use both Azure/msdn and office 365
    I already had an msdn account mvdl@our-company.com ( Windows Live account) and our company recently migrated to Office 365 which resulted in a mvdl@our-company.com Office365 account.

    Wich is causing a lot of grieve when switching between asure web portal / msdn web portal / office 365 web portal

    Even when I have no portals open, I cant switch accounts. I need to explicity open the portal that I last logged in to. Log out, and then I can switch accounts.

    And having both office 365 portal and Azure portal open at the same…

    1,028 votes
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      224 comments  ·  End user experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Folks,

      Thanks for the questions and suggestions. And apologies for not sharing any update on this thread for so long. We’ve been working on this problem and have announced changes on our official team blog (see here: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/09/15/cleaning-up-the-azure-ad-and-microsoft-account-overlap/).

      First, we are acutely aware of the UX pain this is causing and we are sorry for this. We are trying to undo a decade and a half of systems divergence. There are literally hundreds of different engineering teams across Microsoft involved in this effort. So this is taking time.

      Second, we can’t easily “merge” two accounts, or allow IT to “take over” personal Microsoft accounts. There are two main hurdles: (1) The terms of service are fundamentally different for the two account types and (2) they are based on different technologies with different stacks (different identifiers, SDKs, token formats, etc.). We’re working to converge the two stacks but again this…

    • Get user membership groups in the claims with AD B2C

      As it's possible in the standard AD by changing the API application manifest option "groupMembershipClaims" to "SecurityGroup", is it possible to return user membership group in the claims with AD B2C?

      Now, we can have only the default and custom attributes by adding a signin policy, but it's impossible to get user membership groups.

      716 votes
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        50 comments  ·  B2C  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We definitely recognize the popularity of this feature, and we discuss it constantly during the planning phases. However there are certain technical limitations in the system that add a large amount of development cost. Because of the cost and the fact that there is a workaround available, other features get prioritized over this one.

        That being said, please keep voting for it. The popularity of the feature does help bring it up and makes us reconsider every time.

        Apologies for the delay.

        /Parakh


        Old message:
        We’re doing some research both on the specifics of this ask as well as what it would take to support this.
        Is the ask here to do the same thing that regular Azure AD does (see: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2014/12/18/azure-active-directory-now-with-group-claims-and-application-roles/) or is are there different requirements around this for Azure AD B2C?

      • Fully customizable verification emails

        Currently, Azure AD B2C sends verification codes via emails to end users during sign-up and password reset flows. These emails have limited customization. Add support for full customization of the email body & content.

        597 votes
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          78 comments  ·  B2C  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi all, a quick update here. We are looking at different options in allowing this customization. We understand that this is very important when you want to keep the look of the emails consistent with your brand to avoid confusing your users. We should have another update in the coming months as we figure out how to accomplish this.

          /Sam

        • Add support for nested groups in Azure AD (app access and provisioning, group-based licensing)

          A lot of organizations use nested groups in on-premise AD. Syncronizing these groups to Azure AD have no value today. But the group itself have value on-premise
          Creating new group in AD with only users and then synchronize it to Azure AD creates extra administration for administrators and confusion for end-users.

          Dynamic Groups in Azure AD as of today don’t have support for “Member Of” or similar hence don’t solve the problem.

          Adding nested groups to Azure AD would add a lot of value to Azure AD.

          533 votes
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            56 comments  ·  End user experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Currently, the following scenarios DO support nested groups:

            • The concept (you can add groups as members of other groups)
            • Group membership claims (when an app is configured to receive group membership claims in the token, nested groups the signed-in user is a member of are included)
            • Conditional access (when scoping a conditional access policy to a group)
            • Restricting access to self-serve password reset
            • Restricting which users can do Azure AD Join and device registration

            The following scenarios DO NOT supported nested groups:

            • App role assignment (assigning groups to an app is supported, but groups nested within the directly assigned group will not have access), both for access and for provisioning
            • Group-based licensing (assigning a license automatically to all members of a group)
            • Office 365 Groups

            All of the scenarios where nested groups aren’t supported are being looked at, but we do not yet have any timelines to share. We thank…

          • Allow the User Admin role to Enable/Disable MFA for users

            Managing MFA settings for users seems to fit the scope of the User Admin role. I don't think this activity should require Global Admin access.

            454 votes
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              78 comments  ·  Multi-factor Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              This feature is now on the roadmap. The MFA team is planning to adjust admin roles or create a new role that will allow delegation of MFA registration and credentials to an admin role.

            • Customer-owned domains

              Run Azure AD B2C's sign-up & sign-in pages under a custom domain, for e.g., login.contoso.com, instead of login.microsoftonline.com.

              382 votes
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                41 comments  ·  B2C  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Due to various technical limitations, the first iteration of the customer-owned domains functionality will not be available for a few more months. We will provide an update as soon as we can get a more specific ETA.

                If you are looking to use custom domains to use javascript, we are now looking to enable that experience by providing a new (non-customizable) domain. Please look for updates here: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/169401-azure-active-directory/suggestions/15493536-add-support-for-javascript-inside-the-custom-ui-br

                /Parakh

              • Authenticating wireless access points \ RADIUS through Azure AD

                I would like to see Authenticating wireless access points \ RADIUS servers through Azure AD , not having to store user accounts in local active directory

                356 votes
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                  39 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • B2C Fully Customizable Sign-In Page

                  Create a Sign In Policy by which we can provide our own template for the sign in page. It could work the same way as the Sign Up policy does.

                  289 votes
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                    51 comments  ·  B2C  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi all, I just wanted to let you know we have started work on this and will have something available in preview within the next few weeks. I’ll post again when we have something ready to be previewed.

                    /Sam

                  • Add support for Resource Owner Password Credentials flow in Azure AD B2C and headless authentication in Microsoft Authentication Library

                    Add support for Resource Owner Password Credentials flow in Azure AD B2C and headless authentication in Microsoft Authentication Library, just like Azure AD and Active Directory Authentication Library has.

                    The Azure AD B2C page has been saying 'Get tokens using a username & password with the OAuth 2.0 Resource Owner Password Credentials Flow (coming soon)' since September 2015.
                    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/active-directory-b2c-reference-protocols/

                    254 votes
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                      50 comments  ·  B2C  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Just to provide an update, we are close to launching a private preview. We are in the final testing stages for this feature. We will have another update in the next few weeks with instructions on how to join the private preview.

                    • Add an Azure AD Identity Provider

                      AADB2C is great, but why not adding an Azure AD provider? We're developing an application where we can have customers with social identities as well as Azure AD identities, it would be great in the AADB2C login page to have an option like "Organization Account". In this way we can code against one single API and not be forced to use two different entry points.

                      251 votes
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                        34 comments  ·  B2C  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • AADB2C: Send email invitation for new user to sign up

                        I would like the ability to trigger an email invitation be sent to new users for our web application that I want to authenticate with AADB2C. In our multi-tenant design, each tenant will be responsible for adding their own users to their tenant. I would like the admin of the tenant to be able to send an email invitation to the new user and then that user can complete the sign-up process.

                        248 votes
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                          17 comments  ·  B2C  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for the feedback. We are strongly considering this for the future. Today we are focusing on customer facing apps with open self-service signup. /Jose Rojas

                        • Include users' last logon time

                          Last Logon is missing from the user objects in Azure! I'd like to be able to read the Last Logon information through the Graph API, to tell which users are actually logging in. But very surprisingly I can't find any such attribute!
                          Can we please please add this attribute to the user object?

                          244 votes
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                            19 comments  ·  Azure AD API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              29 comments  ·  B2C  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi all, an update on how we plan to be rolling this out. Originally we said that this would be allowed on a subdomain provided for each tenant, but we are adding an additional requirement here. In addition to only running JS on .B2Clogin.com, we are creating versioned packages of html, css and JS content for each page. You will be able to lock your pages to a specific version so as we update anything on our side, you won’t run the risk of unexpected behaviour on your page. We are planning to roll out .b2clogin.com without JS support sooner and the page contracts will be coming to private preview in the coming weeks.

                              /Sam

                            • Remove requirement for onprem Exchange when using DirSync

                              as per : http://tinyurl.com/kqgjvqx

                              Currently for a small business who want password sync, but make the move to 365. they have to keep Exchange running on premise simply to be able to edit user attributes related to Exchange. - an active directory DLL, standalone app or simply support in the 365 portal would solve this for so many customers.

                              230 votes
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                              • Support for Hardware Token in Cloud hosted Multi-Factor Authentication

                                If the MFA server supports hardware tokens, why can't the azure hosted MFA support it ?!
                                Please add this feature.

                                225 votes
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                                  42 comments  ·  Multi-factor Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Japan region to data residency location of Azure AD B2C

                                  Lots of Japanese customers would like to use Azure AD B2C. But they can not decide to adopt B2C because we do not have Japan region as data residency location.

                                  208 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  B2C  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SAML protocol support

                                    Azure AD B2C currently supports OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0. Add SAML protocol support as well.

                                    197 votes
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                                      15 comments  ·  B2C  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Long Passwords

                                      the current max password is 16 chars, please make it larger

                                      https://www.troyhunt.com/passwords-evolved-authentication-guidance-for-the-modern-era/

                                      Longer is (Usually) Stronger section

                                      source of current max length: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-passwords-policy

                                      190 votes
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                                        23 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        For Azure AD: the team is aware of this feedback and is in considering/planning stage.

                                        Meanwhile, if you have this requirement, you can use Pass-through Authentication(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-aadconnect-pass-through-authentication) as your sign-in option. Pass-through Authentication evaluates the username / password with on-premises Active Directory in real-time. So the on-premises AD password policies apply. For your references, Here is an article that outlines which sign-in option is right for each organization, based on their needs: http://aka.ms/auth-options

                                        For Azure AD B2C: This will be possible through our custom password complexity feature: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/169401-azure-active-directory/suggestions/15334332-custom-password-complexity
                                        That feature will be in public preview in the upcoming days/weeks

                                      • Update UserType from portal

                                        Be able to see and change the userType from the portal.
                                        (This is only available in Powershell : example: change from Guest -> member, in order to see the directory as an external user.)

                                        Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName xxxhotmail.com#EXT#@xxxhotmail.onmicrosoft.com -UserType Member

                                        183 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  B2B  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you for the feedback on this issue. We’re still considering it but don’t have a specific ETA so updating the status. It’s helpful to understand your scenarios around this and other features so please feel to keep commenting with how you would use this.

                                          -Elisabeth

                                        • Machine Rename - Azure AD

                                          Win10 machines joined to azure AD - if they get renamed this isn't reflected in Azure AD or Intune.

                                          176 votes
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                                            37 comments  ·  Domain Join  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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