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ACL's for AzureFiles

I've started experimenting with Azure Files. One of the features I'm lacking is the fact that you cannot give access to Folders/Files on AzureFiles based on Active Directory credentials. If you setup a typical fileshare one would like to be able to grant/revoke access to folders and files based on information of users in AD.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've also started experimenting with Azure Files for Unix World. But we are lacking the basic feature of setting up the umask and assigning permissions/ownership to users/groups and WE CAN NOT. ANY ETA ?

      • Creative Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you have a hybrid solution, you can store a VHDX on the Azure Files store, map to the onsite server and utilize AD ACLs. As long as the server can reach port 445 it should work.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        2000+ votes, can you guys at least keep us in the loop? Please, ANY update would be helpful.

      • Jim Bricker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The marketing should have a giant asterisk saying it doesn't include Azure AD security per file like on prem file servers/AD.

      • Tom Lambert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi guys,
        I've been waiting for this release and chasing with our contacts at Microsoft for the last 2 years.
        We have multiple file migration projects for SMB/SME customers to implement, and AFS with Azure AD ACLs has always been the "dream scenario" rather than file servers / NAS in the cloud.
        Can we all get an update on this please - as the 1st half of 2018 is over.
        Thanks
        Tom

      • Jim C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there any chance we can get a revised estimate on when AD integration will be available for Azure Files? We have several clients that need the facility offered by this service, but without the ability to access based on user identity, we cannot move towards deployment. Any status you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

      • Tomasz Foltman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to have update or at least estimate when this will be implemented... someone below has 150 TB to move, I have only 10 TB but still AD ACL access (and better File Sync) are key requirements for wider adoption... it is 2018 ;)

      • pbeiler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Like all of you, I'm waiting, hoping for this yesterday! However, I was able to connect to an Azure VM share. While this does not have the simplification of setting up Azure Files, It enables security using IDs on Azure AD.
        1) Enable Azure AD Domain Services
        2) Create a VM, adding it to the domain.
        3) Connected to share using \\ServerName\ShareName, from the workstation file explorer.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there an update on this item? Since the first half of the year is nearly over, can we expect to see a preview coming soon? Thank you.

      • Timothy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This will be a great feature once AD integration and ACLs are added. Until then... it's basically useless.

      • Blah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We don't even have a real console yet to Azure VM's. Why should we expect AD integration in AzureFiles anytime soon.

        Yeah this comment is meant to slice open a wound and pour acid in it. Doesn't MS have Billions of dollars to implement this ****?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is stopping me too, 150TB of file data sat wanting to be moved. problem is due to SAN renewals we may move away from trying to do this

      • Matthew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We were expecting something beginning of May with the release of AZ FilesSync, when are we going to see some action?

      • David Wright commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any further update on the timeline for this please? Azure files is looking like the solution for our need but access control using AAD accounts is needed to make this a solution.

      • Ravi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When is the release date. Customer is not accepting without this feature.

      • Adrian Edgar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any more information on a date for release yet? Without this feature several of my customers won't go near Azure file shares. Wasted revenue opportunities.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Still waiting for this core feature for Azure file hosting - a key part of any security strategy.

        "Azure File Sync is an effective stop-gap option until full support for Active Directory-based authentication and ACL support arrives."

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