Move all Azure Active Directory Application Proxy apps assigned to a connector group to another connector group

This PowerShell script example moves all Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Application Proxy applications currently assigned to a connector group to a different connector group.

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Note

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Azure Cloud Shell

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This sample requires the AzureAD V2 PowerShell for Graph module (AzureAD) or the AzureAD V2 PowerShell for Graph module preview version (AzureADPreview).

Sample script

# This sample script moves all applications assigned to a specific connector group to another connector group.
#
# .\move-all-apps-to-a-connector-group.ps1 -CurrentConnectorGroupId <ObjectId of the current connector group> -NewConnectorGroupId <ObjectId of the new connector group>
#
# This script requires PowerShell 5.1 (x64) and one of the following modules:
#     AzureAD 2.0.2.52
#     AzureADPreview 2.0.2.53
#
# Before you begin:
#    Run Connect-AzureAD to connect to the tenant domain.
#    Required Azure AD role: Global Administrator or Application Administrator

param(
[string] $CurrentConnectorGroupId = "null",
[string] $NewConnectorGroupId = "null"
)

$currentGroupId = $CurrentConnectorGroupId
$newGroupId = $NewConnectorGroupId

If (($currentGroupId -eq "null") -or ($newGroupId -eq "null")) {

    Write-Host "Parameter is missing." -BackgroundColor "Black" -ForegroundColor "Green"
    Write-Host " "
    Write-Host ".\move-all-apps-to-a-connector-group.ps1 -CurrentConnectorGroupId <ObjectId of the current connector group> -NewConnectorGroupId <ObjectId of the new connector group>" -BackgroundColor "Black" -ForegroundColor "Green"
    Write-Host " "

    Exit
}

Try {
$temp = Get-AzureADApplicationProxyConnectorGroup -Id $currentGroupId
$temp = Get-AzureADApplicationProxyConnectorGroup -Id $newGroupId
}

Catch {
    Write-Host "Possibly, one of the parameters is incorrect." -BackgroundColor "Black" -ForegroundColor "Red"
    Write-Host " "

    Exit
}

Write-Host "Reading service principals. This operation might take longer..." -BackgroundColor "Black" -ForegroundColor "Green"

$aadapServPrinc = Get-AzureADServicePrincipal -Top 100000 | where-object {$_.Tags -Contains "WindowsAzureActiveDirectoryOnPremApp"}  

Write-Host "Reading Azure AD applications. This operation might take longer..." -BackgroundColor "Black" -ForegroundColor "Green"

$allApps = Get-AzureADApplication -Top 100000 

Write-Host "Reading application. This operation might take longer..." -BackgroundColor "Black" -ForegroundColor "Green"

$aadapApp = $aadapServPrinc | ForEach-Object { $allApps -match $_.AppId} 

Write-Host "Displaying Azure AD Application Proxy applications moved from the connector Id :",$currentGroupId," to: ",$newGroupId -BackgroundColor "Black" -ForegroundColor "Green"
Write-Host " "

foreach ($item in $aadapApp) {

      $connector = Get-AzureADApplicationProxyApplicationConnectorGroup -ObjectId $item.ObjectID;

      If ($currentGroupId -eq $connector.Id) {
            
      $name = $aadapServPrinc -match $item.AppId            
      $name.DisplayName + " (AppId: " + $item.AppId + ")"
            
      Set-AzureADApplicationProxyApplicationConnectorGroup -ObjectId $item.ObjectId -ConnectorGroupId $newGroupId
            
      }
} 

Write-Host ("")
Write-Host ("All apps has been moved to the new connector. Finished.") -BackgroundColor "Black" -ForegroundColor "Green"
Write-Host ("") 

Script explanation

Command Notes
Get-AzureADServicePrincipal Gets a service principal.
Get-AzureADApplication Gets an Azure AD application.
Get-AzureADApplicationProxyConnectorGroup Retrieves a list of all connector groups, or if specified, details of the specified connector group.
Set-AzureADApplicationProxyConnectorGroup Assigns the given connector group to a specified application.

Next steps

For more information on the Azure AD PowerShell module, see Azure AD PowerShell module overview.

For other PowerShell examples for Application Proxy, see Azure AD PowerShell examples for Azure AD Application Proxy.