SCIM attribute mapping with Active Directory
Active Roles provides support to connect to Starling Connect to manage the user provisioning and deprovisioning activities for the registered connectors. This is achieved through the internal attribute mapping mechanism. The AD attributes are mapped to SCIM attributes to perform each operation.
SCIM attribute mapping with Active Directory for Users
SCIM attribute mapping with Active Directory for Groups
Azure AD, Office 365, and Exchange Online management
Active Roles is an administrative platform that facilitates the administration and provisioning of Active Directory, Exchange, and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) resources in on-premises, cloud-only and hybrid environments as well. You can manage all these resources through the Active Roles Web Interface.
In an on-premises environment, when you create new Active Directory objects (users, guest users, groups, contacts, and so on), Active Roles creates and stores these new objects in the local infrastructure of your organization.
In a cloud-only environment, when you create new Active Directory objects (users, guest users, groups, contacts, and so on), Active Roles creates and stores these new objects in the Azure Cloud.
In hybrid environments, when you create new Active Directory objects (users, guest users, contacts, and so on) Active Roles synchronizes the on-premises Active Directory objects and their properties to the Azure AD cloud. This synchronization is performed by the Active Roles Synchronization Service between Active Roles and Microsoft Office 365, whenever you configure an Active Directory object with the Active Roles Web Interface.
NOTE: The Active Roles Web Interface supports Azure AD-related operations only on sites based on the Administrators template. While some of the configuration procedures listed in this page are also supported through the Management Shell, they are all described with using the Active Roles Web Interface.
The Office 365 / Azure AD capabilities of Active Roles support the following administrative tasks:
- Create an Office 365 user account associated with a given Active Directory user account.
- Synchronize user properties from Active Directory user accounts to their associated Office 365 user accounts.
- View or change the properties of the Office 365 user account associated with a given Active Directory user account.
- Assign Office 365 licenses to the Office 365 user account associated with a given Active Directory user account.
- Delete the Office 365 user account associated with a given Active Directory user account.
- Create an Office 365 security group or distribution group associated with a given Active Directory group.
- Synchronize group properties, including the members list, from Active Directory groups to their associated Office 365 groups.
- View or change the properties of the Office 365 group associated with a given Active Directory group.
- Delete the Office 365 group associated with a given Active Directory group.
- Create an Office 365 external contact associated with a given Active Directory contact.
- Synchronize contact properties from Active Directory contacts to their associated Office 365 external contacts.
- View or change the properties of the Office 365 external contact associated with a given Active Directory contact.
- Delete the Office 365 external contact associated with a given Active Directory contact.
- View Office 365 domain and license information.
- Create Office 365 users. When you create an Office 365 user, you can choose whether to license that user for Exchange Online.
- Create security groups and distribution groups in Office 365. You can choose the type of the Office 365 group that you want to create.
- Assign licenses to Office 365 users. When creating or administering a user, you can choose the Office 365 licenses that you want to assign to that user.
- Restrict the licenses for Office 365 users. You can configure a policy to specify what Office 365 licenses can be assigned depending on user location in Active Directory.
- View or change the Office 365 specific object properties. You can edit Office 365 users, groups and contacts.
- Examine Office 365 licenses and license usage. For each of your license subscriptions, you can view how many licenses are valid, expired or assigned. This information is displayed on the add-on application page in the Active Roles console.
- Examine Office 365 domains. For each of your Office 365 domains, you can view the status of the domain and see whether the domain is configured for single sign-on (federated). Azure Domains are listed in Azure Domains in Azure Configuration
- Associate existing Office 365 users with on-premises Active Directory users. The synchronization workflow uses the GUID and the primary SMTP address to match an existing Office 365 user to the appropriate on-premises Active Directory user.
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 to the management scope through the web interface and Management Shell.
The latest release of Active Roles supports Multiple tenants model.
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 Azure AD using the GUI
Use the Active Roles Web Interface and the Active Roles Configuration Center to perform the following actions and configure Azure AD deployments: