Allow people to connect to the AzureAD from an on-premise Linux box.
There are plenty of tutorials how to connect a Linux VM to an Azure AD, however, I do not think there is currently a known way to connect an on-premise Linux box to an Azure AD. I believe it would be extremely nice for Microsoft to provide the software they provide for the Linux VMs for on premise Linux boxes. This would be especially useful for smaller companies, like ours, which is just starting out and we need to make every penny count.
Marco Di Nardo commented
An Azure AD connect possibility for Samba domain controllers would be great to allow AzureAD users to use on-premise Linux environments.
Also, I think that the contributors from samba.org would support to have an official connector.
Kenneth Swarthout commented
I am so sorry for the late reply Azure AD Team. The most helpful thing for us would be the ability to have a Samba domain controller be able to authentic users to the Azure AD.
Currently, we can create VMs on the Azure portal side for our tenants and install Linux for the OS. If we have an Azure AD user named firstname.lastname@example.org, we can log into the Linux VM as email@example.com. I want the ability to "sync" a Samba DC running on a local Linux box to Azure AD, just like Azure AD connect does, but for Azure AD to Linux AD, not Azure AD to Microsoft AD. Does that clarify what I meant by "...connect a Linux VM to an Azure AD..."?
If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me directly via email or call my company, 8am till 5pm, est. Thanks!!!
Martin Feineis commented
I am also looking for this.
Can you please elaborate on "connect a Linux VM to an Azure AD" - what functionality in particular are you looking for?
Kevin Kerrigan commented
this would be brilliant and if it's working with azure vm's should't be too hard to extend to public machines.