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.
We announced earlier today the public preview of Active Directory authentication and authorization support for Azure Files. With this feature, just like a traditional on-premises file server, you can domain join your storage account to your regular Active Directory domain and set file/folder ACLs on your file shares just like you expect! This preview release makes it seamless for Azure Files to work with existing Active Directory with no change in the client environment.
To learn more, please see our blog post here: https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/preview-of-active-directory-for-authentication-on-azure-file
Our public preview for Azure Files and AD DS is distinct from our existing support for Azure AD DS, which we will continue to support as generally available feature.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have further questions about how to setup and deploy this feature or about other features. You can reach us at AzureFiles@microsoft.com.
Senior Program Manager, Azure Files
Andreas Pedersen commented
Hatem Mussad Al Sum commented
is there any update regards how to mount azure files with readonly scenario
Has anyone gotten this preview feature to work? We've been testing it out and are able to access the share with the storage account, but when we attempt to add an other credential (via Azure CLI with the custom role followed by ICACLS within Windows) we see the credential being added at the root level of the share yet the user is still unable to access.
Liam O'Brien commented
I am a Microsoft partner, how an I access to the team for Azure Files ACL Private preview so that I can test the features?
Edward Cho commented
Maybe we can get clarification from someone on the Azure Files team on here?
Is this feature already exist or is there another way to give access for Files to specified people?
I contacted to Microsoft Azure Files Team yesterday, and got some the details about the Private Preview of Azure Files that support integration with Azure AD DS. Unfortunately, the preview version needs Azure VM to provide AADS ACL, the external share still uses Storage account name and key for accessing, and does not fit our needs currently.
Mark Whisler commented
Something is amiss. 404s on all the preview documentation and the announcement is mysteriously missing from my previous link. Perhaps some issues arose and it got delayed.
Edward Cho commented
Thanks Mark. I tried looking for the public preview but don't see it (yet). Anyone get to try this out yet?
Mark Whisler commented
There appears to be an update on this here. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stbnewsbytes/2018/09/06/cloud-platform-release-announcements-for-september-5th-2018/
Mike Driest commented
Is there any update on this? We have a use case for clients with Azure Active Directory Domain Services + RDmi + Azure File Storage and would prefer to set user/group ACLs on directories in shares within Azure Files instead of building a file server VM.
nothing of consequence will be announced before Ignite next month. fingers crossed for Kerb auth based access to blob storage via SFTP!!!
Bryan Brinegar commented
Christian Bruyere commented
I'm working as a consultant for SMBs and I can tell you we are waiting for this features for more than 2 years... Microsoft Teams is a nice work around but it isn't for every company.
Please provide us some feedback on this!
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
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.
2000+ votes, can you guys at least keep us in the loop? Please, ANY update would be helpful.
Jim Bricker commented
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
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.
any updates on this?