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      112 comments  ·  Storage » Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi folks,

      We have shipped a public preview of integration with AAD DS: https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-active-directory-integration-for-smb-access-now-in-public-preview/

      What we have in preview is a first step along a much larger roadmap for integration with AAD/AD for authentication and authorization. As the blog post says, this initial preview is really about Windows cloud VM access to the Azure file share with an AAD identity. Future refreshes to this feature will add non-Windows (Linux, macOS, etc) support, and the ability to mount the Azure file shares on-premises with your AAD identity. You can learn more about this in our Ignite session as well (at around 22:00): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMzh2M66E9o

      We’ll keep you updated on our progress. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to continue posting feedback on this feature below.


      Will Gries
      Program Manager, Azure Files

      tim D commented  · 

      I would highly recommend that Microsoft raise the priority of this functionality. This is very much preventing us from furthering our research into using Azure active directory. Without proper and adult access controls on file shares, this is not even a remotely viable option. Meaning migrating from premise active directory to AAD is a non-starter until we begin to see proper security controls, patch management and access controls on files.

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