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group naming policy using extension attributes

Please implement additional functionality to allow the use of Extension Attributes as part of a Group Naming Policy. This is required as the Department name is too large and many organisations have a shortened department code which they apply via an Extension Attribute. Using a long department name in a Group Naming POlicy creates names that are too long to be useful, but using a shortened department code plus group name means that the group can be easily identified and attributed to a department without cluttering the name space.

e.g. Information and Communication Technology has a short code of ICT in ExtensionAttribute11
Finance has a short code of FIN in ExtensionAttribute11

Using a Group Naming policy where is is set to use "[ExtensionAttribute11]-[GroupName]" would then create ICT-[GroupName] or FIN-[GroupName] depending on code applied to the user in ExtensionAttribute11.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    AAD needs to support the capabilities of on prem AD and this is a big blocker for Azure/O365 adoption of services

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    An essential addition in order to help with the governance which as many will agree is a key factor in the successful implementation of any project.

  • Diane Montgomery commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft - Please please support this change and get it in your plans.

    It's so important in vast heterogeneous organisations. From both the technical aspects - to the people using the services where identity is vital to collaboration and working well. Distinct Colleges/Schools/Faculties/Departments often have similar functions and we need to be able to handle the name space well.

    Go on!

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