We recently announce the General Availability of Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS) authentication for Azure Files! By enabling integration with Azure AD DS, you can mount your Azure file share over SMB using Azure AD credentials from Azure AD DS domain joined Windows VMs with NTFS ACLs enforced. For more details, please refer to our blog post:http://aka.ms/azure-file-aadds-authentication-ga-blog.
A part of the GA announcement, we shared the upcoming plan to extend the authentication support to Active Directory (AD) either hosted on-premises or in cloud. If you need an Azure Files solution with AD authentication today, you can consider installing Azure File Sync (AFS) on your Windows File Servers where AD integration is fully supported.
If you are interested to hear future updates on Azure Files Active Directory Authentication, please complete this sign-up survey:https://aka.ms/AzureFilesADAuthPreviewSurvey.
Azure Files TeamAnonymous commented
We are looking for the same as everyone else. Would love to use Azure File Share/SMB but we can't have our data sitting out on the internet where anyone with the correct key can access/download it and where we need to distribute said key to anyone who needs to interact with these files (disgruntled employees ripping off data anyone?). Either we need access restricted by ACLs and AD users or be able to restrict access to only our vnet.