Microsoft Azure Active Directory Integration
We support the use of the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) to import user data into Dynasend. Using this system, you merge Dynasend data fields (such as name and title) with user account data imported from Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you use SCIM to import user data, the account information is added as read-only until you disconnect from SCIM. At that time, the accounts become manual accounts, and (some/all) data fields in these accounts can then be edited by Dynasend users and/or managers. The initial sync takes longer to perform than subsequent cycles, which occur approximately every 40 minutes as long as the Azure AD provisioning service is running. See Provisioning tips at the Microsoft Azure documentation website.
One-Way Sync: Azure AD –> Dynasend
Dynasend receives data from Azure AD but NEVER writes any data back to Azure AD.
We will map your Azure AD data when configuring your account.
Source of Truth - AD, User, or Both (Hybrid)
Dynasend can be configured in one of three ways:
- AD as Source of Truth: Data from AD is always the “source of truth” and is displayed intact in the user’s signature.
- User as Source of Truth: If the user edits their data via the Dynasend user portal, then the user entered data becomes the “source of truth” going forward and is displayed in their signature.
- AD is the Source of Truth for SOME fields, user is the Source of Truth for OTHER fields: This hybrid approach works well where you want AD as the “source of truth” for certain fields (email address / title / location / etc. ) but you want the user to be the “source of truth” for other fields (name / phone numbers / personal pronouns / personal LinkedIn URL / etc.).
Following your direction, we will set the parameters for the source of truth when configuring your account.
Provisioning will be done through the Microsoft Azure dashboard:
The required Tenant URL and Secret Token will be found in the manager’s dashboard of Dynasend.
For more information see the Microsoft Support articles: What is automated SaaS app user provisioning in Azure AD? and Attribute-based application provisioning with scoping filters.
Continuity of User Groups
User groups that you have set up in Azure will transfer to Dynasend intact, making the functional assignement of banners quick and efficient.
Automatic Removal of User Accounts
When a user’s account is removed from your Azure AD, it will automatically be removed from Dyanasend as well.