Microsoft Entra integrations with synchronization protocols

Microsoft Entra ID enables integration with many synchronization protocols. The synchronization integrations enable you to sync user and group data to Microsoft Entra ID, and then user Microsoft Entra management capabilities. Some sync patterns also enable automated provisioning.

Synchronization patterns

The following table presents Microsoft Entra integration with synchronization patterns and their capabilities. Select the name of a pattern to see

  • A detailed description

  • When to use it

  • Architectural diagram

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Synchronization pattern Directory synchronization User provisioning
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LDAP Synchronization check mark
SCIM synchronization check mark check mark