Azure Active Directory now supports shared accounts

One of the feature in Azure Active Directory is the ability to get Single Sign On (SSO) to over 2400 SaaS applications (the number application available in the market place  20141113). Last week the team release a new feature that let you managed so called “shared accounts” in a much better/easier way.

  1. You can now add multiple accounts. For example, a marketing person might need to have access to multiple Twitter accounts
  2. You can assign the application to a group instead of a user

Lets see how this would look like if you would like to add multiple Twitter Accounts.

  1. Sign into the Azure management portal
  2. Under the Active Directory section, select your directory, then select the Applications tab.
  3. Click Add to add the first Twitter app/Account
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  4. Select “Add an application from the gallery”
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  5. Search for the Twitter app and then click Ok to select it
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  6. Click “Assign users
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  7. Select Groups and search/look for your group, when you find the one you want to use click Assign
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  8. Select “I want to enter the credentials to be shared among all group members
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  9. You have now successfully assigned the first account, lets add a second account
  10. Select the Application tab and click Add
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  11. Select “Add an application from the gallery”
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  12. Search for the Twitter app and then click Ok to select it. Since this is the second Twitter app you now get the option to name the app
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  13. Click “Assign users” and repeat the steps 6-8 (except using a new group and another twitter account(
  14. You have now successfully assign two different Twitter accounts to two different groups. Lets see how this looks like for an end user that is a member of both of the groups.
  15. ‘Sign into the My Apps web portal myapps.microsoft.com (or use the native apps for IOS or Android). You will now see both of the Twitter accounts you have permission to use. Not the if you click on them you will be redirected to Twitter without the need to add any password
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