Sync Azure Active Directory Down to On-Premises AD
It would be great to be able to sync Azure AD down to On-premise AD. I want to centrally manage my users, passwords, and groups from Azure AD. That way the on-premise server just acts as a medium for the local environment.
It says "coming soon" for cloud to on premise sync. It was last updated on September 5th 2014. I cant find any new information on if this is out.
Yeah it's pretty shocking that there is no way to reverse sync the two. I know Azure Ad Connect will do it if you started with an on prem AD but there are so many companies now a days that are starting with cloud first. Would love if this were accomplished.
Maksym Steplyuk commented
Hello, I thought it is not an optional but a mandatory functionality for a small company. Like our example we create accounts in exchange and AZURE AD and have a few servers where we need to bring it from cloud to local.
Aleksei Merzlyakov commented
When you shall can implement sync Azure AD to local AD DS?
We need only users syncronization
Sub folder email alert notification is by design limitation in Microsoft Office 365. We are setting up email account in outlook mobile app in iPhone here we are getting email notification for Inbox but not for the sub folders under Inbox in the main app. We have number of sub folders under inbox. It is tedious task to open each sub folders and check for any new mails.
Just like we receive mail notification for default folder Inbox the same feature should be applicable for Sub Folders mail notification. Need Microsoft Support to incorporate this as a development and notify when it is addressed.
Philipp Trenz commented
Hey, I have a simple use case:
Having an organization using Azure AD and a site with an on-prem NAS, which should be joined to the domain so that users can authenticate SMB shares with their O365 credentials. As the solution has also to work reliably for the case that the internet goes down, a local cache of the data is needed.
Ever since today there seems to be no way to have a local copy of Azure AD data for internet independent authentication purposes, which seems ridiculous ... Please correct me, if I am wrong, I would be very grateful!
Michael Apelt commented
Please enable User-Writeback!
Any update on this? If a user changes their phone number in Delve / SharePoint in O365, it currently doesn't get replicated back to on premises AD which is useless!
Petros Sympragos commented
So as today 7/4/2019 is there a workaround on how to sync using some sort of automation ?
Wouter van Rij commented
Indeed would be good to read why this was declined, and what the alternative will be. We're a startup that started with Office365, and then to on-premise AD. Would prefer to keep the Azure AD leading.
It appears this feature has been declined, can we please have some indication from MS why this is?
Especially since an AAD->AD sync tool must already exist since it's exactly how Azure AD Domain Services works (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/active-directory-ds/). AAD DS works for those that can afford the costs of Azure and have a reliable internet connection for a site-to-site VPN, but not so well for those that don't.
In our case (a K-12 school), we've attempted some degree of cloud-first-ness and built most of our infrastructure using Office 365 tools, and integrated in some other web tools using SAML/OAuth. However we still need to provide services like printer services (which connect over SMB and therefore need Kerberos/NTLMv2) and RADIUS for our wireless (which also need Kerberos/NTLMv2/LDAP). I appreciate that setting up AD and AAD Connect is not difficult in itself, but I've seen enough issues and had enough headaches having to deal with e.g. the ProxyAddresses attribute etc. that I'd like to save my support staff from that as much as possible.
We basically just need an on-prem version of Azure AD Domain Services. Please and thank you?
This would be really useful. We also want our prem AD as secondary to Azure Online. A sync back tool would be ideal.
Adeel Aleem commented
When will this feature be available?
Need this now! When can we get it?
This would be a great if it was part of AAD/AADc AD integration... i would give us a lot more confidence...
Any updates on this?
Looking for an update on this as well as would really streamline onboarding. Moderators please gives us an update.
When will this feature be available?
it's been months / years we're promised that.
In your Azure documentation, this is possible in Premium 1. How to do it when we bought the Preminum 1 just for the UserWriteBack?
Device objects two-way synchronization between on-premises directories and Azure AD (Device write-back)
any information will be welcome
Eric Campbell commented
It's been three months! The suspense is killing me. ...seriously though, it would be great to have this available. Any news (even if it's news of a setback) would be welcome.
Hassan Almanasrah commented
Can we know this could be available?