Add an existing Office 365 Azure Active Directory to your Azure Subscription.

Managing your Office 365 users via the Azure management portal works great. (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh967632.aspx)

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Also connecting applications (web or native) to the Azure Active Directory is perfect for the sign-on experience of the user.

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Connect

So, you want to add your existing Office 365 Azure Active Directory to your Azure Subscription. It is ‘add’ because the underlying directory for Office 365 is already an Azure Active Directory. This means that you only can add this directory to your Azure Subscription.

While most samples / explanations let you create either a new Azure Subscription or Office 365 account.

all very useful posts , but I wanted to use an existing Azure subscription and an existing Office 365 account. it is fairly simple.

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Be a global administrator in the Office 365 account. This will be done with your organizational ID, the onmicrosoft.com address.

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Log in to your Azure Subscription, with your Microsoft ID.

Adding the organizational ID as co-administrator won’t work, it must be a a Microsoft account or … a user in a known Azure Active Directory. In the screenshot below I ‘m already connected to the Sogeti Azure AD, but I want to connect the ClemensReijnen Azure AD.

just move on, forget adding a co-admin.

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3

Go to NEW –> APP SERVICES –> ACTIVE DIRECTORY –> DIRECTORY –> CUSTOM CREATE

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This will open the dialog to add an existing Azure AD.

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Selecting the “Use existing directory” asks you if you are already signed in.

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So, don’t have different browsers open and be signed in on one for O365 and one for Azure, or have a private view open… (as I always have with that many accounts to manage)

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Just signed in the same browser on different tabs once in the Azure Management portal with your Microsoft ID and in Office 365 with your organizational ID.

When you’re signed in to your existing Office 365 account, select OK and you will be redirected to your Office 365 account asking (sorry the screenshot is in Dutch, I accidently selected Dutch when I created the Office 365 account) if you want to map with Azure.

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And now the magic had happens, your Office 365 Azure Active Directory is available in you Azure portal.

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The process added the Microsoft Account which I use to sign in to the Azure portal as a User in the add, actually as a global admin.

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In both environments the users are now available.

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Fairly easy for so much power Glimlach

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