For some time now, one of the top customer request has been the ability to manage BizTalk Portal with corporate (Active Directory) identities rather than just the Microsoft accounts (Live IDs). With the latest update you can now also use Organization accounts to manage your BizTalk Service from BizTalk Portal.
Associating Azure Active Directory with BizTalk Portal allows you to centralize identity management, enable single sign-on across a broad array of cloud services, enforce multi-factor authentication.
What you need to know:
When the first user logs into the BizTalk Portal and registers for BizTalk Service by providing the ACS issuer name and issuer key one of the following happens:
- You register for a BizTalk Service deployment using an organizational account in an Azure Active Directory (like FirstName.LastName@microsoft.com or FirstName.LastName@contoso.com).
In this scenario, only Azure Active Directory users can manage the BizTalk Service using the BizTalk Services portal. A Microsoft account or a guest user in the associated Active Directory cannot be used.
- You register for a BizTalk Service deployment using a Microsoft account (like FirstName.LastName@live.com). In this scenario, only Microsoft Account users can manage the BizTalk Service using the BizTalk Services portal. An organizational account cannot be used.
Important: We do not yet support changing association of BizTalk Services from Microsoft Account to Active Directory and vice versa. Thus an existing BizTalk Service would continue to be associated with Microsoft Account.