Will External ID in external tenants have a federation functionality?

Taras Bilynskyi 10 Reputation points

Hi, our company develops cloud software for other companies to use.

Today, we use Azure AD B2C as an IdP for our software.

Some of our clients want to use their IdP for their users, so we federate AAD B2C with them. Others - don't have IdP, so we register users for them in AAD B2C.

Azure AD B2C can be used for both cases, but now Microsoft will replace it with Entra External ID in external tenants.

Currently, there is no functionality to do the federation with other IdPs in External ID in external tenants.

Can we expect such functionality there in the future? Any timeframe?


Microsoft Entra External ID
Microsoft Entra External ID
A modern identity solution for securing access to customer, citizen and partner-facing apps and services. It is the converged platform of Azure AD External Identities B2B and B2C. Replaces Azure Active Directory External Identities.
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  1. Philipp Bauknecht 0 Reputation points

    I have the same questions. I only see Google and Facebook in the samples.

    BUT: In Entra ID > External Identities > All identity providers it shows by default under "Configured identity providers":

    • Microsoft Entra ID
    • Microsoft Account
    • Email one-time-passcode

    YET, when creating a user flow the only available Identity provider is Email Accounts with the choice of Email with password or Email one-time passcode.

    Can we expect to gain AAD B2C feature parity by supporting both federation to other workforce Entra IDs (to allow for single sign on for enterprise users in our external apps) and also Microsoft Accounts (MSA)?