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Active Roles 7.2.1 - Quick Start Guide

Introduction System Requirements Deploying the Administration Service Deploying user interfaces Installing additional components Upgrade of an earlier version Separate Management History database Performing a pilot deployment Deployment considerations Silent installation of Active Roles components Configuring Active Roles to Manage Hybrid Active Directory Objects Active Roles on Windows Azure VM

Configuring Active Roles to Manage Hybrid Active Directory Objects

Configuring Active Roles to Manage Hybrid AD Objects

Configuring Active Roles to Manage Hybrid AD Objects

When a user signs up for a Microsoft cloud service such as Azure Active Directory, details about the user’s organization and the organization’s Internet domain name registration are provided to Microsoft. This information is then used to create a new Azure AD instance for the organization. The same directory is used to authenticate sign in attempts when you subscribe to multiple Microsoft cloud services.

The Azure AD instance of the organization, also called the Azure AD tenant, stores the users, groups, applications, and other information pertaining to an organization and its security. To access the Azure AD tenant, we need an application that is registered with the tenant. Active Roles uses this application, also called the Azure AD application, to communicate to Azure AD tenant after providing the required consent.

The Active Roles Web Interface and Management Shell can be used to perform the Azure AD configuration tasks. The new feature in Active Roles enables you to add or modify existing tenants and applications to the management scope through the web interface and Management Shell.

NOTE: Administrative users or users with sufficient privileges only can view Azure configuration.

The following section guides you through the Active Roles web interface and Management Shell to configure Azure AD tenants and applications and synchronize existing AD objects to Azure AD.

Configuring Active Roles to manage Hybrid AD using Web Interface

Configuring Active Roles to Manage Hybrid Active Directory Objects > Configuring Active Roles to manage Hybrid AD using Web Interface

Active Roles Web interface enables you to perform the following configuration tasks to manage Hybrid AD:

Add an Azure AD Tenant

You can use the Active Roles Web Interface to add an Azure AD tenant.

NOTE: Currently, Active Roles supports single Azure AD tenant model. Make sure to add only one tenant with correct Azure AD related details.

To add an Azure AD tenant

  1. On the Active Roles Web interface Navigation bar, click Directory Management.
  2. On the Views tab in the Browse pane, click Azure Configuration.
  3. In the Command pane, click Add Azure Tenant.
  4. In the General properties Add Azure Tenant window, enter the following details:

Figure 8: Azure Tenant Configuration

  • Azure Tenant Name: Enter the name of the Azure AD tenant
  • Azure Tenant ID: Enter the Azure AD tenant ID obtained from the default tenant created after subscribing for Microsoft Azure.

NOTE:

  • The first time you sign up for a Microsoft cloud service such as Azure, Microsoft Office 365, or Microsoft Intune, you are prompted to provide details about your organization and your organization’s Internet domain name registration. This information is then used to create a new Azure directory instance for your organization. That same directory is used to authenticate sign in attempts when you subscribe to multiple Microsoft cloud services.
  • In Active Roles Web interface, the values entered for configuring Azure AD tenant must exactly match the values configured for Azure AD, else Azure AD application creation and management of Azure AD objects fail.
  • Azure Admin User Name: Enter the administrative user name of Azure AD.

    It is recommended to use the Global Administrator account . However, Active Roles requires the following minimal role permission to manage Users and Groups along with Exchange Online permission:

    • User management Administrator
    • Exchange Administrator

  • Azure Admin User Password: Enter the password provided for the administrative user.
  • Confirm Password: Re-enter the password provided for the administrative user.
  • Azure Tenant Description: Enter the required description for the Azure AD tenant.
  1. Click Next.

    The Azure AD Tenant Type properties wizard is displayed with the following types of domains:

    • Non Federated Domain: On-premises Domains are not registered in Azure AD and AADconnect is not configured. Users are typically created with onmicrosoft.com UPN suffix.
    • Federated Domain: On-premises Domains are registered in Azure AD, AADconnect and ADFS is configured. Users are typically created with selected on-premises domain's UPN suffix.
    • Synchronized Identity Domain: On-premises Domains may or may not be registered in Azure AD and AADconnect is configured. Users may typically be created with selected on-premises domain's or onmicrosoft.com UPN suffix.
  1. Select the appropriate domain type and click Finish.

The newly added Azure AD tenant is displayed in the Azure Tenants list.

NOTE: If the Tenant type is selected as Federated Domain or Synchronized Identity Domain, the Azure properties fields on Azure properties wizard of the Azure User, Group, or Contacts that are created are greyed out and cannot be edited.

View or modify the Azure AD tenant properties

For an existing Azure AD tenant, you can use the Active Roles Web Interface to view or modify the properties.

To view or modify the Azure AD tenant properties

  1. On the Active Roles Web interface Navigation bar, click Directory Management.
  2. On the Views tab in the Browse pane, click Azure Configuration -> Azure Tenants.

    The list of existing Azure AD tenants are displayed.

  1. Select the check box corresponding to the specific Azure AD tenant for which, you want to view or modify the Azure properties.
  2. In the Command pane, click Azure properties.

    The Azure Properties wizard for the Azure AD tenant is displayed.

  1. Use the fields in the Azure Properties wizard to view or modify the password or description of the Azure AD tenant.

    NOTE:

    • If the Tenant type is selected as Federated Domain or Synchronization Identity domain while creating the Azure User, Group, or Contact, the Azure properties fields on Azure properties wizard of the that Azure object are greyed out and cannot be edited.
    • You cannot modify the Azure AD tenant ID.
  1. Click Azure AD Tenant Type, and modify the modify type od domain assigne dto the Azure tenant.

  2. After setting all the required properties, click Save.
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