I have a SharePoint Online site, where users are in LDAP but not in SharePoint. How to get users from LDAP and connect to SharePoint Online site. I appreciate if any one have any ideas on this and it would be great help if you know what can be done for authorisation after authentication through LDAP.

Thanks, Santosh

  • LDAP is not used in SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online leverages Azure AD instead. Thus, if you have a question regarding synchronizing between an on-prem LDAP system and Azure AD, it may be best to open this question up in Serverfault.
    – user6024
    Mar 14, 2017 at 14:36
  • Came to know that there is something called DirSync to achieve this.
    – Santosh S
    Mar 16, 2017 at 10:58
  • Our admin team raised a support ticket for this with Microsoft, they said that Microsoft are only supporting on-prem Active Directory sync using Azure AD Connect tool. Any inputs on this is much appreciated. Thanks, Santosh
    – Santosh S
    Apr 10, 2017 at 7:22

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See: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-365-integration-with-on-premises-environments-263faf8d-aa21-428b-aed3-2021837a4b65 for a more thorough description of what I've tried to describe here.

Option 1 - Use Azure Active Directory Connect to sync your on-premise ADFS with Office 365 ADFS

You will need to set up a synchronization between your on-premise ADFS with the Azure ADFS that exists on Office 365.

Option 2 - Use a third party tool

You can also use a tool called Okta which I have not used but it sounds like it does a lot of the leg work for you: https://www.okta.com/office365/

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