Azure AD Cross-Tenant Sync New Options
Feb 8, 2023 2:30 AM

Azure AD Cross-Tenant Sync New Options

by HubSite 365 about John Savill's [MVP]

Principal Cloud Solutions Architect

AdministratorAzureM365 Hot News

A look at the new cross-tenant sync capability in Azure AD.

Cross-tenant synchronization in Azure AD simplifies managing users across multiple tenants by setting up a trust between two Azure AD tenants. This allows users in Tenant A to be automatically created and managed in Tenant B as a guest user, and eliminates the manual or scripted processes previously needed.

Attribute mapping can be used to configure extra rules around the attributes that get passed on, allowing manipulation, addition, or removal of certain attributes. The author notes that setting up cross-tenant synchronization is simple and can be done in about 15 minutes using detailed step-by-step documentation or through the Graph API.

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In this Video

  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 4:44 - Cross-tenant access settings configuration
  • 9:33 - Cross-tenant sync configuration
  • 12:24 - Mapping attributes
  • 16:27 - Scopes
  • 17:35 - Other settings
  • 18:22 - Users and groups
  • 19:17 - Start provisioning
  • 23:15 - Viewing logs
  • 24:17 - Summary and close


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