Challenge

Here is a quick fix to a simple but bothersome challenge: there are users in your production active directory that are required to collaborate on an application that is currently under development or at least being tested in a non-production environment. How can you use your production user account within this development without having to log in with multiple user accounts?

Objectives

Using dynamyx.com as an example, I will demonstrate how to manage a development Azure instance using accounts from the production example: alomanto.com Azure Active Directory (AD). My secondary objective will be to add users from the alomanto.com Azure AD production environment to the dynamyx.com development Azure instance.

Steps

1. Create a Microsoft account, for example: azure@dynamyx.com.2016-01 Blog - Managing your Azure Active Directory - Image 1   2. Log onto the dynamyx.com Azure instance and add the Microsoft account - azure@dynamyx.com - as the Co-Administrator.2016-01 Blog - Managing your Azure Active Directory - Image 22016-01 Blog - Managing your Azure Active Directory - Image 33. Add the Microsoft account to dynamyx.com as a user with the role Global Admin. 2016-01 Blog - Managing your Azure Active Directory - Image 44. Log onto the alomanto.com Azure instance and add a Microsoft account - azure@dynamyx.com - as the Subscription Admin. 5. Add the Microsoft account - azure@dynamyx.com - to alomanto.com as a user with the role Global Admin.6. Login to azure.portal.com with the Microsoft account. 7. Navigate to the section Active Directory and select the dynamyx.com domain.2016-01 Blog - Managing your Azure Active Directory - Image 58. Click Add User and choose User in another Microsoft Azure AD Directory. In this case, a user account from the alomanto.com Azure AD, and provide them with Global Admin permission (adriano@alomanto.com). 2016-01 Blog - Managing your Azure Active Directory - Image 69. Add the user adriano@alomanto.com to the Subscription Admin. 10. Log out of the Azure instance. 11. Login with adriano@alomanto.com and you ought to be able to manage both of the directories.

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Results

You are now able to add members from your production directory to your development directory.    


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