Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service. Azure AD allows you to manage your SoftNAS appliances along with any other internal resources, such as apps on your corporate network and intranet, as well as any cloud apps developed by your organization.
Microsoft's documentation covers how to configure and set up Azure AD according to your organization's needs. In the following pages, you will learn how to configure and connect your SoftNAS virtual machine on Azure to Azure Active Directory. Subjects covered in this document:
Azure Active Directory Integration
Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS) has become a beautiful thing, providing a very powerful and efficient way to control authentication from different platforms and environments.
With Azure AD DS, IT administrators do not need to manage, patch, or monitor the domain or any domain controllers for the managed domain.
There is no need to manage AD replication for the domain. User accounts, group memberships, and credentials from your main Azure AD DS tenant are automatically available within this managed domain.
Since the domain is managed by Azure AD Domain Services, the IT administrator does not have Domain Administrator or Enterprise Administrator privileges on this domain.
This Guide is geared towards our Azure customers who want to utilize their existing Azure AD DS in Azure to control Authentication/Administration of SoftNAS resources via their existing Users/Groups in Azure AD DS.
The first prerequisite is to have Azure AD Domain Services enabled.
Next, if you have not already done so, change your Azure user passwords. Allow at least 20 minutes for password synchronization between your main Azure AD DS to the domain services domain created in Step #1.