Is Azure AD B2C with Azure AD Domain Services possible?

JEEVAN SEKAR 1 Reputation point

I am working on setting up Tableau server. I want end users who login with their Azure AD B2C credentials to see some of the visualizations we build in Tableau.

While setting up Tableau, I noticed that Tableau works with Azure AD Domain services only. Two of our user groups in Azure AD is synched with ADDS. So I am able to add those users to Tableau.

However, I do not see similar synchronization option between ADDS and AD B2C.

Question: ADDS is only for Azure AD and not for AD B2C? Any suggestions to achieve my goal mentioned in first two lines?

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  1. AmanpreetSingh-MSFT 56,456 Reputation points

    Hi @JEEVAN SEKAR · Thank you for reaching out.

    Yes, Azure ADDS only synchronizes with Azure AD and not with Azure AD B2C. If Tableau server only support Kerberos/NTLM authentication protocols, you can't use it with Azure AD B2C as B2C supports SAML/Oauth/OIDC protocols only. This was the same case with Azure AD, and to overcome this issue, Azure ADDS was introduced.

    Best you can do in your scenario is, add Azure AD tenant (which Azure ADDS syncs with) as an IDP to Azure AD B2C User Flow or Custom Policy, so that you can use same Azure AD user accounts to sign-in to Azure AD B2C, Azure AD, and Azure ADDS, providing the account was first provisioned in Azure AD tenant.

    Read more: Set up sign-in for a specific Azure Active Directory organization in Azure Active Directory B2C


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