Azure Logic Apps – Azure Active Directory Connector (Middleware Friday)

|  Posted: June 12, 2017  |  Categories: Middleware Friday

In this blog post, let’s take a look at the recap of Episode 23 on Middleware Friday. In this episode, Kent Weare talks about Azure Active Directory Connector.

Disclaimer: This connector is in Preview mode at the time of creating the video and the blog post.

In a general organization scenario, generally, they look at reducing time to onboard/offboard people. Logic Apps and Active Directory Connector will easily help organizations to achieve this business scenario.

Prerequisites

  1. Create a new Azure Active Directory user with the Global Administrator role
    Active Directory Connector
  2. Create different Active Directory groups

Demo of Azure Active Directory Connector

Let’s take a look at the demo of how to create a users and add them to specific AD groups using the Azure Active Directory connector –

  1. Create a Logic App and in the first step, add a Request/Response Connector
  2. Search for ‘Azure AD – Create User’ connector from the list and click on the connector
    Active Directory Connector
  3. Click Sign In using the account that you created as a part of the prerequisites section
  4. Now you will have the capability to create the metadata to create a new user
  5. In the next step, we will just introduce a small delay of 1 minute to make sure the Logic App picks up the operation of adding the user to the group
  6. The next step, we will add the ‘Get groups of a user‘ connector to retrieve the list of groups the user belongs to
    Active Directory Connector
  7. Finally, the HTTP Response connector will return the status code (200 if everything was successful) and retrieve the ID of the list of groups the user belongs to.

Now, lets execute the Logic App by sending a POST request from POSTMAN. Copy the HTTP Request URL from the connector.

Active Directory Connector

Once the POST request is triggered, the Logic App will execute and create the user with the information that we sent through the JSON POST request. In the meanwhile, let’s try to add the created user into few of the available Azure Active Directory User Groups.

Active Directory Connector

You can watch the video of this session here.

 

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Author: Sriram Hariharan

Sriram Hariharan is the Senior Technical and Content Writer at BizTalk360. He has over 9 years of experience working as documentation specialist for different products and domains. Writing is his passion and he believes in the following quote - “As wings are for an aircraft, a technical document is for a product — be it a product document, user guide, or release notes”.

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