I am currently using a tool to migrate the on-premises content to SharePoint Online which is having ADFS and Dir Sync.

I saw a difference in the migrated and non migrated Office 365 AD accounts which is as explained below:

non-migrated users accounts will be domain\fistname_lastname and corresponding claims user will "i:0#.f|membership|[email protected]" but for migrated office 365 accounts will be "i:0#.f|membership|[email protected]"

I would like to start moving the content before migrating the users and interested to know whether the SharePoint permissions will work normally even post migration of user accounts or not. I am even worried about the user specific fields such as modified by and created by.

Please share your thoughts.

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its depend upon the tools, usually if you migrate the users using the tools and then migrate the content it works like a charm. we did the same thing with sharegate for small set of user and no issue at all.

Update: I used tsunami tool to migrated from non sharepoint to cloud. In that project we migrate content then mapped the user...that help us in preserving the metadata...so as per your situation, I think you will be fine as per my experience...BTW which tool u are using?

  • the scenario that i mentioned was migrate the content first and then do the user move later. i can provide the mapping and update the user with changed upn value but i doubt whether it will work or not. most of our users were still not migrated yet so i would like to know.
    – kesava
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 21:50

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