My Azure Application is not pulling down from a Security Group of ~200 members to an application's SSO

Lewis, Paul 0 Reputation points

Putting in users manually one by one seems to work, but what I want is to use an SG as it is automaticlaly populated.

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  1. Carlos Solís Salazar 14,866 Reputation points

    If your Azure application is not synchronizing with a Security Group (SG) for Single Sign-On (SSO) purposes, despite individual user assignments working fine, there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot and resolve this issue:

    1. Check Group Assignment in Azure AD

    • Assignment Verification: Ensure that the Security Group is correctly assigned to the application in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Navigate to the application in Azure AD, and under the 'Users and groups' section, verify if the SG is listed.
    • Group Type: Make sure that the group type is compatible with the application assignment. Some applications may have limitations on the type of groups (like Security vs. Distribution groups) they support.

    2. Inspect Group Membership

    • Dynamic vs. Static Groups: If you're using a dynamic group, ensure that the rules for membership are correctly defined and are populating the group as expected. For static groups, verify that the users are correctly added.
    • Membership Propagation: Sometimes, there might be a delay in membership propagation. Wait for a while and check again to see if the group members are updated.

    3. Azure AD Synchronization

    • Sync Schedule: Check the synchronization schedule between your on-premises Active Directory (if applicable) and Azure AD. There could be a delay or issue in synchronization that's affecting the group membership.
    • Manual Sync: If you're using Azure AD Connect, you can manually trigger a synchronization and check if that resolves the issue.

    4. Application Configuration

    • SSO Configuration: Review the SSO configuration in the application settings. Ensure that it's set up to accept group memberships for access control.
    • Supported Features: Check if the application specifically supports group-based SSO integration. Some applications might require additional configuration for group-based access.

    5. Azure AD Logs and Diagnostics

    • Audit Logs: Check Azure AD audit logs for any errors or warnings related to group assignments or SSO operations.
    • Diagnostic Settings: If you have diagnostics settings enabled, review the logs for any clues regarding the group assignment issue.

    6. Azure Documentation


    The issue could be related to group configuration, synchronization schedules, or specific application settings in Azure AD. By methodically checking each area, you should be able to identify and resolve the problem.

    Accept the answer if the information helped you. This will help us and others in the community as well.

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