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On premise Linux file server using O365 user's authentication

Hi,

We are a small business with 16 users who all have a standard business O365 subscription. We tried using a combo of Sharepoint and Onedrive to replace a file server. It doesn't work like it should (due to the fact that our users need to use other O365-accounts on the same computer when they are at a customer). Files not syncing, no access, duplicate files, .... just a big mess. I want to replace this mess with a simple on premise file server. How can I prevent making different accounts and not having synced passwords to access the share? I just want everybody to be able to connect with the share based on their existing O365 profiles... Not more, not less...

Oh, yes, I don't want to run the file server on a Windows Server due to the pricing of course...

Any ideas?

Chris.

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@ChrisBeuckeleers-9949
Thank you for your post!

Since this sounds more like a SharePoint and OneDrive issue rather than AzureAD related. I've added the "office-onedrive-client-itpro" and the "office-sharepoint-server-itpro" tags to this thread so their community can take a look into this issue. Additionally, if you ever want to deploy a File server on a Windows VM, I'd recommend reaching out to our Storage team via the azure-files forum.



Thank you for your time and patience throughout this issue.

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James, I'm sorry, but did you really read my message? It seems like you just "scanned" the message and quickly typed a reply... You are answering on everything that is completely not related to my question. It has NOTHING to do with Sharepoint, nor with OneDrive. Apart from that it is also not my intention to deploy a files server on a windows VM. Could you please re-read my message and see what you could tell me after that?

Thanks for the extra effort in this...

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@ChrisBeuckeleers-9949
Thank you for the quick follow up and I apologize for the the inconvenience!

When it comes to an on-prem Linux file server using O365 user authentication, I've reached out to my team to see if we have anything that could meet what you're looking for and will update as soon as possible.


If you have any other questions, please let me know.
Thank you for your time and patience throughout this issue.

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Hi James, sorry for my "stupid" response to your message. I want to thank you for looking into this matter. Have a nice day!

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@ChrisBeuckeleers-9949
It's no problem at all, and I apologize for the inconvenience the re-tagging caused!

I spoke with both our Azure AD and Azure Storage teams and as of right now, we don't have any Azure features that would allow you to have an on-premise Linux file server using O365 authentication. Since this currently isn't possible, I'd recommend leveraging our User Voice forum so our engineering team can look into implementing this feature.


Here are some of the links we found, which requires Azure Files:
Overview - on-premises Active Directory Domain Services authentication over SMB for Azure file shares
Microsoft 365 integration with on-premises environments
Use Azure Files with Linux
How to: NFS Kerberos Configuration with Linux Client
Office365 Tech Community


If you have any other questions, please let me know.
Thank you for your time and patience throughout this issue.


Please remember to "Accept Answer" if any answer/reply helped, so that others in the community facing similar issues can easily find the solution.

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I just wanted to check in and see if you had a chance to review my previous post and see if you had any other question?

Thank you for your time and patience throughout this issue.

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Hi James,

That's a perfect answer, thanks for that. I'm still making my way through the different links. I'm afraid than that I'll need to setup a Windows Server just to have the least hassle, haha...
Have a nice day and again a big thanks for the great job!

Kind regards,

Chris.

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