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.

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2. Log onto the dynamyx.com Azure instance and add the Microsoft account – azure@dynamyx.com – as the Co-Administrator.

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3. Add the Microsoft account to dynamyx.com as a user with the role Global Admin

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4. 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.

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8. 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). 

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9. 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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