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 TeamJeff Evans commented
+1 - I believe this is mostly because Azure Files is not yet supporting security descriptors. MSFT, please make this happen!
Thank you for your feedback. Symlinks is in Azure Files backlog but we do not have specific timeline to share yet.Jeff Evans commented
+1 - Hard links also please! It would also be nice if we could have security descriptors & extended attributes.