Azure AD Connect in Microsoft Cloud Germany - Public Preview


Azure AD Connect provides synchronization between your on-premises Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. Currently, many of the scenarios in Microsoft Cloud Germany must be done by the operator. When using Microsoft Cloud Germany, you must be aware of the following information:

  • The following URLs must be opened on a proxy server for synchronization to occur successfully:

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      • Certificate Revocation Lists
  • When you sign in to your Azure AD directory, you must use an account in the domain.


You can download Azure AD Connect from the Azure AD Connect blade within the portal. Use the instructions below to locate the Azure AD Connect blade.

The Azure AD Connect Blade

Once you've signed in to the Azure portal:

  1. Go to Browse
  2. Select Azure Active Directory
  3. Then select Azure AD Connect

You'll see these details:

Azure AD Connect Blade

The following table describes the features shown in the blade.

Title Description
SYNC STATUS Let's you know whether synchronization is enabled or disabled.
LAST SYNC The last time a successful sync completed.
FEDERATED DOMAINS Shows the number of federated domains currently configured.


To install Azure AD Connect, you can use the documentation here.

Advanced features and Additional Information

For additional information about custom settings or advanced configurations, go to Integrating your on-premises identities with Azure Active Directory. This page provides information and links to additional guidance.