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  • Hi, 

    Could somebody guide me and explain is it possible to have external URL for Azure File Share which will be available in internet for users which will be connected to company network via VPN?

    Requirement is to sync files to the share from on-promises AD and have access to Azure File Share from outside world, is that possible? If yes, is there're guide how to configure this solution?

    Thanks in advance, 

    Peeter

    Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:51 PM

Answers

  • Adding more info to @Marcin response You can mount Azure Files from Active Directory domain-joined machines either on-premises or on Azure using Active Directory credentials. Azure Files supports using Active Directory as the directory service for identity-based access control experience for both premium and standard tiers. You can enable Active Directory authentication on self-managed or Azure Files Sync managed file shares.

    You can create a file share in the preview supported regions and enable authentication with your Active Directory environment running on-premises or on Azure. Here are the documentation links to the detailed guidance on the feature capabilities and step to step enablement.

    • You can mount Azure Files from Active Directory domain-joined machines either on-premises or on Azure using Active Directory credentials. Azure Files supports using Active Directory as the directory service for identity-based access control experience for both premium and standard tiers. You can enable Active Directory authentication on self-managed or Azure Files Sync managed file shares.
    • You can create a file share in the preview supported regions and enable authentication with your Active Directory environment running on-premises or on Azure. Here are the documentation links to the detailed guidance on the feature capabilities and step to step enablement.

      For more information, please refer to this article:

      Hope this helps!

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.
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    Monday, March 23, 2020 5:41 AM

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  • Yes - it is

    Azure File Share is accessible via its external endpoint (you can map a drive from any computer using SMBv3 and being able to reach the target share via TCP 445).

    However, as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-planning

    An Azure file share is a serverless cloud file share, which provides the cloud endpoint of an Azure File Sync sync relationship. Files in an Azure file share can be accessed directly with SMB or the FileREST protocol, although we encourage you to primarily access the files through the Windows Server cache when the Azure file share is being used with Azure File Sync. This is because Azure Files today lacks an efficient change detection mechanism like Windows Server has, so changes to the Azure file share directly will take time to propagate back to the server endpoints.

    hth
    Marcin

    Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:22 PM
  • Adding more info to @Marcin response You can mount Azure Files from Active Directory domain-joined machines either on-premises or on Azure using Active Directory credentials. Azure Files supports using Active Directory as the directory service for identity-based access control experience for both premium and standard tiers. You can enable Active Directory authentication on self-managed or Azure Files Sync managed file shares.

    You can create a file share in the preview supported regions and enable authentication with your Active Directory environment running on-premises or on Azure. Here are the documentation links to the detailed guidance on the feature capabilities and step to step enablement.

    • You can mount Azure Files from Active Directory domain-joined machines either on-premises or on Azure using Active Directory credentials. Azure Files supports using Active Directory as the directory service for identity-based access control experience for both premium and standard tiers. You can enable Active Directory authentication on self-managed or Azure Files Sync managed file shares.
    • You can create a file share in the preview supported regions and enable authentication with your Active Directory environment running on-premises or on Azure. Here are the documentation links to the detailed guidance on the feature capabilities and step to step enablement.

      For more information, please refer to this article:

      Hope this helps!

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.
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    Do click on "Mark as Answer" and Upvote on the post that helps you, this can be beneficial to other community members

    Monday, March 23, 2020 5:41 AM
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    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:43 AM
  • @Peeter Tiidemann Just checking in to see if the above answer helped. If this answers your query, do click “Mark as Answer” and Up-Vote for the same, which might be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. And, if you have any further query do let us know.
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 5:26 AM
  • @Peeter Tiidemann Just checking in to see if the above answer helped. If this answers your query, do click “Mark as Answer” and Up-Vote for the same, which might be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. And, if you have any further query do let us know.
    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:33 PM
  • Hi, 

    We went to opposite direction and found cheaper solution. Thank you for all information you've provided.

    Br, 

    Peeter

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:40 PM