Azure AD credentials
Published: June 8, 2012
Updated: September 24, 2014
Applies To: Azure, Office 365, Windows Intune
On the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Microsoft Azure AD) Credentials page of the Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync tool Configuration Wizard, you must provide the credentials for an account with administrator permissions to your Azure AD tenant. These credentials must be provided in the following format:
You can provide credentials for any valid administrator account in your tenant, or you may create a special account dedicated to this use.
|All Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Microsoft Azure AD) accounts require that passwords are changed regularly. When you change the password associated with this administrator account, you must run the Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync tool Configuration Wizard again and provide the new password.|
When the directory synchronization service runs, it reads from your local Active Directory and writes to Azure AD using the cloud administrator credentials that you provided.