Getting Started with Windows Azure Active Directory

On 8th April 2013 Microsoft announces general availability of Active Directory on Windows Azure.

Read Product Team Blog here

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To start working with Windows Azure Active Directory login to portal. In the side bar you will get option of Active Directory as shown in below image,

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On clicking of Active Directory you will get message that no Active Directory being created so far. To create click on CREATE YOUR DIRECTORY

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In next screen you need to provide

  • Domain name
  • Choose Country or region from drop down.
  • Organization name

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After successful creation of Active Directory you can perform following four operations on that

  • Working with Users
  • Working with Apps
  • Working with Domains
  • Working with Directory Integration

On User tab you will see there is no User added. You can add users to directory by clicking on ADD USERS in bottom

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On next screen you need to provide type of user and User Name. Among two types of users you can choose from drop down

  • New User in Organisation
  • User with Existing Microsoft Account

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Now you need to create User Profile. Here you need to provide First Name, Last Name, Display Name and Role of user. There are two types of roles available

  • User
  • Global Administrator

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This is last step of creating user. You can configure temporary password and send it on alternative Email of newly added user.

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Once user is successfully added you can view user in Grid on selecting User tab.

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I am very excited with public availability of Active Directory on Windows Azure. In further posts I will discuss more on Windows Azure Active Directory platform. I hope you find this post useful. Thanks for reading.

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