Synchronize Dynamic Groups in Azure AD – Release of DynamicSync
With FirstWare DynamicSync for Azure AD, FirstAttribute provides you with a new tool for dynamic group synchronization in
Azure Active Directory.
This is where DynamicSync helps
Many companies are opening up in the direction of the cloud – not only to reduce costs, but also to become more flexible in terms of collaboration or access to IT resources.
As a result, hybrid IT environments are emerging in many places. Users and permissions are managed both in Active Directory and in the cloud, usually in Azure Active Directory.
DynamicSync synchronizes groups in Azure to other AAD groups. It facilitates the management of Azure AD group memberships.
More specifically, this is about synchronizing AD, M365 and security groups into other Azure AD groups. DynamicSync also enables the use of dynamic filters for attribute-based assignment of group members.
Regular scheduled synchronizations ensure that the data is always up-to-date.
Who benefits from DynamicSync
DynamicSync is a useful application for:
- IT administrators who want to dynamically manage groups in Azure AD
- hybrid-working companies that want to use MS Teams with synchronized AD groups
- budget-oriented customers who need dynamic AAD groups without buying expensive AAD P1 licenses
- efficient organizations that want to turn synchronized AD security groups into M365 groups
Get to know DynamicSync in a free online demo. Our team will be happy to answer your questions.
Main features of DynamicSync
Dynamic filters for attribute-based AAD groups
A main feature of DynamicSync are the dynamic filters for attribute-based groups. They allow filtering Azure AD users according to selected Azure AD attributes.
By enabling the filter, attributes can be selected from a drop-down list and precisely defined by specific values. DynamicSync filters out the matching members and assigns them to a target group.
Various AAD attributes are suitable as filters, such as:
- ‘department’ for filtering department groups
- ‘officeLocation’ for filtering office locations
- ‘preferredLanguage’ for filtering language specific groups
Synchronization of M365 and security groups
In addition, the application enables the fast synchronization of cloud groups. This means that all source groups in Azure can be synchronized with other groups in the cloud.
Source groups include all groups synchronized from AD, as well as M365 groups and security groups. Available target groups are M365 groups as well as AAD security groups.
Synchronized AD groups for MS Teams
More and more companies are using Microsoft Teams as a collaboration platform. Using DynamicSync, you can create new teams in Microsoft Teams from AD groups.
With synchronization, various permissions and security levels are passed on, such as:
- Teams access
- File storage in SharePoint
- License assignments
- Mobile Apps (Outlook etc.)
DynamicSync as a cloud service (SaaS)
Immediate access, reduced costs
As a pure cloud service, DynamicSync is available immediately after installation. The only system requirement is Azure AD and Azure AD Connect (for synchronizing your AD groups to the cloud).
The advantages are obvious: besides the fast implementation, you leave the hosting, updates and security aspects in expert hands.
Work in one interface in the cloud
In the SyncJobs overview, both the completed jobs and the group mapping (source and target groups) are displayed. In addition, a status message provides security whether the synchronization was completed successfully.
All jobs are listed and can be:
- synchronized manually
- paused or
- edited immediately
Thanks to a Smart Search feature, users of the app can quickly find their jobs.
Dynamic Groups in Azure AD – Find out more
About FirstAttribute AG
FirstAttribute AG is an independent, German cloud service and software company with a focus on Identity & Access Management (IAM) for AD and M365. Since its foundation in 2001, FirstAttribute has successfully supported many well-known medium-sized and large companies in Germany and internationally.
With DynamicGroup for AD, FirstAttribute has been offering a successful application for Active Directory groups for many years.
Contact us for questions about dynamic groups in AD and AAD, as well as questions about Identity & Authorization Management and M365/Microsoft Teams.