Starting from Active Roles 7.4, enhancements have been made for the in-place upgrade process.

  • For general instructions on how to upgrade from an earlier version of Active Roles or how to install and initially configure Active Roles, see the Active Roles Quick Start Guide.

  • For special considerations regarding the installation of Active Roles 7.5, see the following information.

IMPORTANT: Before installing Active Roles 7.5, make sure to perform a database backup.

Changes related to Azure tenants

NOTE: If your organization has any Azure tenants that are managed with Active Roles, you must reauthenticate and reconsent them after installing Active Roles7.5. Otherwise, Active Roles will not receive the required permissions for managing existing Azure tenants, and tenant administration in Active Roles7.5 will not work correctly. For more information, see Reconfiguring Azure tenants during upgrade configuration in the Active Roles 7.5.3 Quick Start Guide.

Changes related to Active Roles Synchronization Service

NOTE: Active Roles 7.4.5 introduced support for Modern Authentication in Azure BackSync workflows of the Active Roles Synchronization Service. After upgrading to Active Roles 7.5, if you previously had an Azure BackSync workflow configured, you will be prompted to reconfigure it in the Active Roles Synchronization Service Console.

CAUTION: If you previously had an Azure BackSync workflow configured in Active Roles Synchronization Service, and you use more than one Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) service in your deployment, you must specify the Azure AD for which you want to configure Azure BackSync. Failure to do so may either result in directory objects not synchronized at all, or synchronized to unintended locations.

For more information on how to specify the Azure AD used for back-synchronization, see Configuring automatic Azure BackSync in the Active Roles Synchronization Service Administration Guide.