Configure Hybrid Windows Hello for Business: Directory Synchronization

Applies to

  • Windows 10, version 1703 or later
  • Hybrid deployment
  • Key trust

Directory Synchronization

In hybrid deployments, users register the public portion of their Windows Hello for Business credential with Azure. Azure AD Connect synchronizes the Windows Hello for Business public key to Active Directory.

Group Memberships for the Azure AD Connect Service Account

Important

If you already have a Windows Server 2016 domain controller in your domain, you can skip Configure Permissions for Key Synchronization. For more detail see Configure Hybrid Windows Hello for Business: Directory Synchronization.

The KeyAdmins global group provides the Azure AD Connect service with the permissions needed to read and write the public key to Active Directory.

Sign-in a domain controller or management workstation with Domain Admin equivalent credentials.

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Click the Users container in the navigation pane.
  3. Right-click Key Admins in the details pane and click Properties.
  4. Click the Members tab and click Add
  5. In the Enter the object names to select text box, type the name of the Azure AD Connect service account. Click OK.
  6. Click OK to return to Active Directory Users and Computers.

Section Review

  • Configure group membership for Azure AD Connect

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Follow the Windows Hello for Business hybrid key trust deployment guide

  1. Overview
  2. Prerequisites
  3. New Installation Baseline
  4. Configure Directory Synchronization
  5. Configure Azure Device Registration
  6. Configure Windows Hello for Business settings: Directory Synchronization (You are here)
  7. Sign-in and Provision