Native Azure AD authentication without Domain
We will take 20 steps backwards by creating an ADDS or AD server just to in the end utilize our Azure AD authentication.
WVD should support native Azure AD join and authentication.
Hello y'all, I asked on Microsoft's TechCommunity platform and got a response on there.
TL;DR No timeline so far, but it is on their timeline.
Here's the link for said question: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-virtual-desktop/wvd-amp-azure-ad-authentication-update/m-p/2113061/thread-id/6368#M6369
Gary Herbstman, Byte Solutions commented
Reliance on an AD server seems like an unnecessary complexity and cost. Windows 10 can register directly with Azure AD, Why can't Windows 10 Multi-Session used in WVD?
Having AD Sync also STILL has the annoying artifact of not being able to modify email addresses in the O365 portal for synced users.
I also want to chime in with the previous comment. A lack of commentary from Microsoft makes this particular feature request feel awfully abandoned.
Any chance we can get an update? Even if that is to say that this isn't on a roadmap?
@email@example.com can we even tag people here?
This has been discussed and acknowledged by Microsoft almost 2 years ago yet we don't see any progress made.
Where is the roadmap item?
This UserVoice forum is obviously neglected, with inappropriate spam comments from months ago remaining unchecked.
Unable to use WVD right now because it doesn't support AAD and you can't Hybrid join devices that AADDS joined so you can't enroll them into Intune. Without management and an easy way to enroll these VMs its useless to those that are 100% cloud.
Christopher L Wendt commented
To echo the other comments below - I'd also love to hear where we are at on this.
The timeline of when this would be available has major implications on how/when we plan rolling out WVD for new clients.
Also waiting for this, an indication of the roadmap would be really helpful. Is this being actively developed currently?
WVD team - My turn to inquire about this request. We hear rumbles this is 'on the list' but where in the timeline?
Using Azure AD and not requiring AD-DS, especially for those of us who are SMB's without on-prem AD is the top vote getter in this community and should warrant a response/update.
If this is 6 months away, our organization will pursue alternatives, if this is 1-3 we can wait but it would be AWSESOME to get some kind of response from this team on this hotly requested update.
Any chance of an update?
Where we are at with this
Can we get any updates as to whether this is being worked on?
Host pools are a collection of one or more identical virtual machines (VMs) within Windows Virtual Desktop environments. Each host pool can contain an app group that users can interact with as they would on a physical desktop.
Passwordless authentication can be implemented in various forms: Authentication with a magic link via email: With this form of authentication, the user is asked to enter their email address. Once the user submits the email address, a unique token or code is created and stored.
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) are the core functions in Active Directory that manage users and computers and allow sysadmins to organize the data into logical hierarchies. AD DS provides for security certificates, Single Sign-On (SSO), LDAP, and rights management. The short answer is it depends, but you shouldn't take too long. It's common policy to disable Active Directory accounts right away, without actually deleting them. Another AD Management best practice is to delete the account once that period expires.
Azure active directory (AD) provides cloud based directory and identity management services. You can use azure AD to manage users of your application and authenticate access to your applications using azure active directory.
This, For 2 tenants the only reason to implement AADDS is WVD, this adds complexety and for a small businesses significant additional costs.
The current azure identity for VM's would not suffice this requires an AzureAD joined for the connecting devices. this would impact the usecase "Log in from a browser on any machine"
Fredrik Brattstig commented
Hi all, i don't get it. I am ONLY using AzureAD and WVD - only Azure cloud. I have no ADDS or AD server setup. I'm using IGEL OS to connect to my WVD resources.
What am I missing in this request?
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For a company looking to be Cloud native this force a step backwards.