We have some great news to share today! Customers can now use the public preview of Azure Active Directory’s cloud-based user provisioning service to orchestrate user provisioning from Workday to Azure Active Directory, Windows Server Active Directory, and more!
Since we began building our Workday integratios, we’ve worked hand in hand with our private preview customers and received lots of feedback that account provisioning from Workday needs to be solved end-to-end. When a new employee is hired, they need to be provisioned into Azure Active Directory, Windows Server Activity Directory, Office 365, and third-party apps. And when their employee account in Workday changes—a name change, title change, manager change, or termination—those changes need to be synchronized to all these systems. Additionally, key user attributes like email addresses need to be automatically written back to Workday when mailboxes are provisioned or updated in your organization’s email system.
With the public preview of Workday Inbound Provisioning to Azure Active Directory, customers can now do all of this from the cloud! Azure AD’s cloud-based user provisioning service can extract and query users from Workday and synchronize them directly to either on-premises Active Directory or to Azure Active Directory for cloud-only users. The provisioning service can synchronize directly to on-premises Active Directory using a new thin client that is deployed alongside Azure AD Connect.
By using Azure AD Connect and our existing library of SaaS app connectors in conjunction with these new features, customers can now achieve end-to-end user provisioning from Workday to their identity systems and SaaS apps.
This feature is available in public preview today for all customers using Azure AD Premium P1. To get started, check out our Tutorial for Configuring Workday for Inbound Synchronization which guides you through configuring and deploying a solution using the new Azure management portal.
Please take this new preview for a spin and let us know what you think. And, as always, we’d like to say a special thank you to our partners at Workday for helping us make this feature a reality for our mutual customers!
Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons)
Director of Program Management
Microsoft Identity Division