Wim Didden

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    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

    Wim Didden commented  · 


    I am also very interested in a solution to mount the Azure file shares on-premises with your AAD identity.

    At the moment, the only way to use SMB shares is to create a mapping with a Storage account name and key. This solution isn't very fit for an enterprise.

    I asked around on an Ignite The Tour event but still no information about this feature.
    Is there anything you can share on this matter?

    Wim Didden supported this idea  · 

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