Adding users from another AAD tenant in Dynamics 365 for Operations

Posted on: November 17, 2016 | By: Jarrod Kraemer | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

Authored by: Michael Row

In previous versions of Dynamics AX adding external users required adding the user to Active Directory in the company’s domain. The user would then need to be imported into Dynamics AX.

In Dynamics 365 for Operations the process is much more simple provided the user has an Azure Active Directory account. Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s multi-tenant cloud based directory and identity management service. Azure AD gives employees and business partners single sign-on (SSO) access to a multitude of SaaS applications like Office 365, salesforce.com, and in this case Dynamics 365 for Operations.

To add an external user in AX navigate to Users and click New.

Enter values in the fields:

User Id, User name, Domain, Alias, Company

In this example, I will add the user mrow. The Alias will be the user’s email address. In the domain field add the users Azure AD tenant to the URL https://sts.windows.net/ . In this case, loganconsulting.com. Choose the company for the user.

 

Next assign a role to the user.

At this point roles from another user can be assigned to this user by clicking the drop-down menu. I choose Admin in this example.

The user will then have the System Administrator role assigned. Press Ok.

Save the user and the role.

A link to Dynamics 365 for Operations can be sent to the user and they should be able to log in using their Azure AD credentials. In the sample link youraos refers to your site. https://youraos.cloudax.dynamics.com

If Dynamics 365 for Operations has been setup using LCS the default AAD is connected as your AAD tenant. You can use the import users function to add users from your AAD giving them access to the system.

 

For additional information please feel free to reach out to us at info@loganconsulting.com or (312) 345-8817. 

All the best! 
Logan Consulting 
www.loganconsulting.com

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