Microsoft Entra API-Driven Provisioning
Microsoft Entra
Aug 29, 2023 7:00 AM

Microsoft Entra API-Driven Provisioning

by HubSite 365 about John Savill's [MVP]

Principal Cloud Solutions Architect

Azure DataCenterMicrosoft EntraLearning Selection

A look at the ability to POST a SCIM workload from ANY application to provision users to Entra or Active Directory Domain Services using the API-driven inbound

The Microsoft Entra API-driven provisioning allows any application to Post a SCIM workload and provision users to Entra or Active Directory Domain Services, offering a streamlined system integration. A demonstration was done over different timestamps - from creating an inbound API endpoint app to checking provisioning logs. The presentation provided useful resources like a Whiteboard, example SCIM file, official Microsoft documentation, and a CSV to PowerShell script.

Setting up API-driven inbound provisioning to Azure Active Directory entails setting the Provisioning Mode to Automatic and saving to configure the job. Subsequently, panels for Mappings and Settings will be available. A valid notification email is mandatory, otherwise, the provisioning goes into quarantine. A link in the Mappings expansion panel reveals the default attribute mappings - recommended for beginners, with a possibility to customize as proficiency improves.

  • API-driven provisioning capability
  • Creating an inbound API endpoint app
  • Choosing between ADDS and Azure AD/Entra option
  • Getting started and mapping
  • Settings up permissions
  • Checking provisioning logs
  • Providing a valid notification email
  • Automatic Provisioning Mode
  • Default and customize attribute mappings

Deep Dive into API Driven Provisioning with Microsoft Entra

Microsoft Entra's API-driven Provisioning enhances integration of applications by allowing SCIM workload to be posted from any application. It provides an efficient way to manage users in Entra or Active Directory Domain Services. The setup process involves careful choices between Azure Active Directory and ADDS, correct permission sets, and appropriate attribute mappings. Constant checks on provisioning logs ensure smooth operations. However, it is pivotal to provide a valid notification email during the setup to avoid service disruptions.

Learn about Microsoft Entra API-Driven Provisioning

Microsoft Entra API-Driven Provisioning is a way to use an API to POST a SCIM workload from any application to provision users to Entra or Active Directory Domain Services. The process involves setting up an inbound API endpoint app, mapping the app to the HR source of truth, setting up permissions for the sending app, and provisioning the user. Once the provisioning is complete, it is possible to check the provisioning logs, the portal provisioning logs, and read user info from the app. Microsoft provides documentation and a CSV to PowerShell script to help with the process. After setting the Provisioning Mode to Automatic, it is then necessary to provide a valid notification email id and Save the configuration. The default attribute mappings should be used to get started and then can be customized later.

 

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