Currently I am working in Sharepoint online. Am in a situation of testing audiences and security permissions. For testing these multiple accounts are needed, but unfortunately only one account is available.

So here is my question. Is there any way to use the local AD credentials in Sharepoint online just by pointing it directly to use our AD server(like in on-premise). And we don't want to sync our AD with Azure AD service. Is this really possible? If not then I need to convince my higher authorities based on your answer.

Thanks in advance.

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    I don't think there is a way to use On Premise AD without syncing it to Azure AD. Nov 30, 2016 at 6:41
  • You can perform sync and then once you are done with your testing, you can remove those from online environment. Check this MS link. Better need to collaborate with your higher authorities though !!
    – Kb15
    Nov 30, 2016 at 7:14

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no there is no other option. If you want to work with On-Premises AD accounts, you must them synchronize into AAD in Online environment.

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