What is Azure AD?
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service, which helps your employees sign in and access resources.
How does it integrates with HTTP Commander?
Nowdays many companies migrate to the cloud and as an option uses Azue AD. HTTP Commander can be configured to work with Microsoft Azure Active Directory. This allows existing Azue AD users to authenticate in the HTTP Commander. And allows to assign folders in the admin panel to the groups or users from the Azure AD.
Starting from version 5.2 HTTP Commander can be configured to use Azure AD authentication. It is best option if you already use Azure AD in your organisation and want to use the same user accounts in the HTTP Commander.
If you use only cloud Azure AD accounts, then HTTP Commander will work under application pool account and all file system operations will be performed under that account. However if you use hybrid Azure AD configuration, it is possible to configure impersonation and HTTP Commander will work under the identity of the logged-in user, and all existing NTFS permissions for end-user will be respected.
For detailed instructions about configuration of Azure AD integration with HTTP Commander please read documentation.
Here are some benefits of the Azure AD integration with the HTTP Commander:
- Ability to use existing users accounts from Azure AD
- Single Sign On can be used with the HTTP Commander. If user is already authenticated in the Azure AD, then he will be able to automatically log into the HTTP Commander.
- For hybrid Azure AD configuration (when internal AD users synchronized with Azure AD), impersonation can be configured.
- Ability to use MultiFactor authentication in the Azure AD.
- And many other features provided by the Azure AD.