Can a group managed service account be cloud sync'ed?

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Can a group managed service account be Azure cloud synchronized?

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  1. Yanhong Liu 3,740 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Thank you for posting in Q&A forum.

    gMSA is mainly used in local environments and integrated with Active Directory. It cannot be used directly with Azure AD.

    The synchronization between local Active Directory and Azure AD requires the use of the Azure AD Connect tool. Azure AD Connect does not involve the synchronization of gMSA. The features and management of gMSA are still limited to the scope of local AD and cannot be directly extended to Azure AD.

    In the Azure cloud environment, it is recommended to use Azure Managed Identities (AMI) when handling authentication and access control of services and applications.

    I hope the information above is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    Yanhong Liu


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  1. Andy David - MVP 143.6K Reputation points MVP

    No those are not sycned.

    The easiest way to confirm is to run the following on-prem:


    then look to see if those are sycned to Entra and you wont see them.

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