AD security group sync to Azure

John Dyson Charles 0 Reputation points
2023-02-01T09:59:12.71+00:00

We have 2K+ security groups for SP2013 now migrating to SP online. our naming convention are changed for azure AD, so now we unable to sync across the groups from on-prem AD. What is the best approach ?

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  1. Thameur-BOURBITA 29,026 Reputation points
    2023-02-01T10:18:02.55+00:00

    Hi @John Dyson Charles

    The best approach is implement hybrid environment by installing Azure AD connect if it's not yet installed , to sync all on-prem groups for SharePoint automatically to Azure AD.

    If name convention in Azure AD are changed , in this case you can rename on-premise groups to respect the new naming convention in Azure.

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  2. Marilee Turscak-MSFT 32,541 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-02-02T23:35:09.3133333+00:00

    Hi @John Dyson Charles ,

    You are correct that this is a pretty manual process for now.

    There are some very good examples online such as this blog post that details how to copy all of the Azure AD users into a CSV file and import them on-prem. You can follow a similar process for tenant-to-tenant migrations between Azure AD cloud directories. There is an example here that details this process:

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    See also: Importing data into my directory

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