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Create New Bulk AD Delegations With Powershell

You can create new AD users with similar settings by copying. This way of creating new users is suitable for creating another user from the same department, with the same set of permissions, address, and description.

Create new bulk AD delegations with Powershell


If you use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2B collaboration to work with external partners, you can invite multiple guest users to your organization at the same time. In this tutorial, you learn how to use the Azure portal to send bulk invitations to external users. Specifically, you'll follow these steps:

To view the job status, select Click here to view the status of each operation. Or, you can select Bulk operation results in the Activity section. For details about each line item within the bulk operation, select the values under the # Success, # Failure, or Total Requests columns. If failures occurred, the reasons for failure will be listed.

My solution uses PowerShell to read the msDS-AllowedToDelegateTo attribute from User and Computer objects in AD and then uses the .NET SQL client functionality accessed from PowerShell to load the data into a SQL data table. We will use a SQL View to bulk load the data with an Identity column on each row. A default DateTime column will timestamp the row so we have some audit capability.

Microsoft provides PowerShell to create and manage objects, like users, contacts, and group via simple cmdlet. You can expand those cmdlets by using the scripting feature to create and manage objects in bulk.

PowerShell enables you to create bulk objects using a CSV file. In the following example, we will create a sample CSV file, which would be used to create groups in bulk using the Import-CSV and New-ADGroup cmdlets in conjunction in a script. Below is the sample CSV file:

GroupID is a powerful tool for creating smart groups in the directory. It can work with Active Directory and Azure AD to facilitate group creation and management.You can use the following GroupID modules to create groups:

The IAM best practices have been updated. As a best practice, require human users to use federation with an identity provider to access AWS using temporary credentials. An additional best practice recommendation is to require workloads to use temporary credentials with IAM roles to access AWS. IAM users are to be used only in very limited scenarios where an IAM role cannot be assumed. To learn about using AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On) to create users with temporary credentials, see Getting started in the AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On) User Guide.

The number and size of IAM resources in an AWS account are limited. For more information, see IAM and AWS STS quotas, name requirements, and character limits. User names can be a combination of up to 64 letters, digits, and these characters: plus (+), equal (=), comma (,), period (.), at sign (@), underscore (_), and hyphen (-). Names must be unique within an account. They are not distinguished by case. For example, you cannot create two users named TESTUSER and testuser.

According to Microsoft, the most common error met with delegate access happens when a user cannot add a new delegate or remove an existing delegate from their mailbox. The root cause is usually a corrupted hidden item in the mailbox which stores the delegate information. Microsoft publishes a comprehensive support article outlining the steps to take to recreate the hidden item. The steps work, but assume that:

Until now, AWS Managed Microsoft AD delegated administrative permissions for your directory by creating AD security groups in your Organization Unit (OU) and authorizing these AWS delegated groups for common administrative activities. The admin user in your directory created user accounts within your OU, and granted these users permissions to administer your directory by adding them to one or more of these AWS delegated groups.

To address this, AWS created new AWS delegated groups with domain local scope in a separate OU called AWS Delegated Groups. These new AWS delegated groups with domain local scope are more flexible and permit adding users and groups from other domains and forests. This allows your admin user to delegate your on-premises users and groups administrative permissions to your AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory.

Note: If you already have an existing AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory containing the original AWS delegated groups with global scope, AWS preserved the original AWS delegated groups in the event you are currently using them with identities in AWS Managed Microsoft AD. AWS recommends that you transition to use the new AWS delegated groups with domain local scope. All newly created AWS Managed Microsoft AD directories have the new AWS delegated groups with domain local scope only.

For the purpose of this blog, I already have an on-premises AD directory (in this case, I also created an AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory (in this case, that I use with Amazon RDS for SQL Server. To enable Integrated Windows Authentication to my domain, I established a one-way outgoing trust from my AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory to my on-premises AD directory. To administer my AWS Managed Microsoft AD, I created an Amazon EC2 for Windows Server instance (in this case, Cloud Management). I also have an on-premises workstation (in this case, On-premises Management), that is connected to my on-premises AD directory.

I was having problem with bulk insert on this 3 machine architecture. Change the connection protocol from named pipe to tcp/ip resolved the issue. Altough i was using a sql authentication, not Windows authentication.

The way such a scenario can be implemented with Adaxes is by using automated workflows called Business Rules. They allow executing sets of various operations before or after certain events in AD. So, to configure Adaxes to automatically provision new users, you need to set up a Business Rule that contains all the onboarding business logic, i.e. all the actions that must be executed and the conditions they must follow. The rule then needs to be triggered every time a new user is created in Active Directory. Once it's done, you're good to go.

When delegating such tasks to users who might lack technical skills, it's important to provide them with tools that are as intuitive and user-friendly as possible. With Adaxes it is achieved with the help of the Web Interface. It is fully customizable, allowing you to give out a simple and clean UI that leaves no room for any mistakes. You can configure the Web Interface in such a way that all that needs to be done to create a new AD account is filling in a simple form with the new user's info and clicking the Finish button. After that Adaxes jumps into the game and fully provisions the new account according to the rules you defined.

Approvals can also be used here. For example, when automatically importing users in bulk, Adaxes can first submit them to be reviewed by the IT staff and then create and provision only those accounts that have been approved. This way administrators stay in charge of the process, but all they need to do is check the users that are already pending to be created and approve them with just several clicks.

Tip: It is usually not necessary to upload users in bulk with Upload users. To keep maintenance work down you should first explore forms of authentication that do not require manual maintenance, such as connecting to existing external databases or letting the users create their own accounts (Self enrolment). See Authentication for more information.

Tip: You can use a spread sheet program to create the file with the required columns and fields. Then save the file as "CSV (comma delimited)". These files can be opened with simple text editors (e.g., Notepad++) for verification.

auth - The auth field must be used if the site uses an alternative authentication method, such as LDAP, as otherwise the authentication method will default to manual and users using a different auth method won't be able to log in.Use the shortname codes defined in Plugins > Authentication for the various types, e.g. manual, nlogin, ldap, cas, mnet, db, none. If you do not include an auth column, then newly created users will be created with the manual account type.

After the uploaded file has finished being processed (all new accounts have been created and existing accounts updated as specified by the previous settings), there is an option to select some of those user accounts to perform additional bulk user actions such as

If you use a formula in Excel to create fields (for example, the concatenate function to create a user name), then remember to copy the cells with the formula and use special paste with values checked to make them into an acceptable data for a csv file.

Dynamic membership rules allow administrators to segment access to their Office 365 resources as well as subdivide permissions within those segments with far less effort and far less chance of user error in their creation. This is because an administrator can create a single rule that applies to all users or devices of a given class. For example, all users in each department or geographic region are already labeled as such in the system. So, a rule can be written that applies the desired permission levels to these Microsoft 365 groups, rather than applying them to each individual user. That way, when a user changes departments, say, the rules governing his or her permissions change as well.

8. A matching Membership rules button will be displayed under the Users tab, with the Add Member/Remove Member buttons and their "bulk" menu counterparts disabled. In other words, you cannot "manually" add/remove users from a dynamic membership AU. The same applies to other object types, and navigating to the Groups or Devices tabs will surface a warning, similar to the one below: 350c69d7ab


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