Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory is a cloud-based directory service developed by Microsoft that helps organizations manage customer and employee information. Basic features include use of directory objects, federated authentications, and password protections. Enterprise and premium editions offer more capabilities. For more information on Azure Active Directory, see the company website.

In the context of Nintex Workflow Cloud, Azure Active Directory is a connector Service used to define a connection required for associated actions and start events. Examples include Salesforce and Box. Method of integration to cloud services, business applications and content stores.. For information on actions available with Azure Active Directory, see Connectors.

The Azure Active Directory connector Service used to define a connection required for associated actions and start events. Examples include Salesforce and Box. Method of integration to cloud services, business applications and content stores. is used to create connections for Azure Active Directory actions A tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows.. Use Azure Active Directory actions to get specific information about users and managers in your organization, and to search for users in Azure Active Directory based on conditions you specify.

While you can use any editions of Azure Active Directory, the premium editions include more features designed for password resets, third-party integrations, identity protection, and more. See Azure Active Directory pricing for more information.

The following Azure Active Directory actions are available:

Create an Azure Active Directory connection

You can create connections from the Automate or Designer page.

Note: Your browser-stored credentials are accessed to create connections. Either clear credentials from browser memory or make sure the stored credentials are for the intended environment.

Create a Azure Active Directory data source

Use the Azure Active Directory data source to create a drop-down list of Azure Active Directory users in a form.

Example:  To allow users to select a specific Azure Active Directory user in a form, add a drop-down list of users to the form using a Data lookup control A form control that allows users to select from a drop-down list of values that have been fetched from a third-party service.. The Data lookup control uses a Azure Active Directory - Query users data source to list the users in your organization's directory.

You can create a data source to:

  • Query users: List all the users listed in your organization's directory based on conditions you specify.

Each data source is configured for a specific account. You can create as many data sources as you need.

Important: 

The output of the Azure Active Directory - Query users action has been updated to include a collection variable named Users to store the properties of the users returned by the query. Existing Azure Active Directory data sources created before the output of the action was updated will work but you may see an error if you try to edit existing Azure Active Directory data sources. If you want to leverage the new functionality in your data source you must create a new data source. If you want to use a new Azure Active Directory data source or if you encounter an error when you edit an existing Azure Active Directory data source:

  1. Delete the existing Azure Active Directory data source.

  2. Create a new Azure Active Directory data source.

  3. If you have any Data lookup controls using the old Azure Active Directory data source, reconnect it to the new data source.

Data source fields

The table below describes the additional configuration fields required for the Azure Active Directory operation.

Section

Field or selection

Description

Add data source Operation

Displays the operations available for the selected Connector.


  Connection

The available Azure Active Directory connections.

This field is displayed when you select the Operation.

  Maximum number of users to return

The maximum number of user records to be retrieved from the directory.

This field is displayed when you select the Operation.

  Conditions

Conditional statement(s) to use for the query.

This field is displayed when you select the Operation.

Important: The Contains operator is not supported by the Azure Active Directory connector.

  Columns

The list of columns to be made available in the Azure Active Directory data source. Leave this blank to retrieve all columns.

You must select the columns that you want to use for the Azure Active Directory data source. Only the selected columns are available for selection in any Data lookup control using this data source.

After you select the columns in the Data source, you cannot select any additional columns in the Data lookup configuration. If you don't select any columns when creating the data source you can configure the Columns in the Data lookup control.