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  • 8 May 2019 13:19

GitHub launches team synchronization across GitHub and Azure Active Directory

Team synchronization across GitHub and Azure Active Directory

GitHub is excited to announce team synchronization, a new way for teams to manage GitHub at scale and sync groups across Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and GitHub teams. Team synchronization will be available to Azure AD administrators in beta later this month—and GitHub will continue to extend the functionality to other supported identity providers, so more organizations can take advantage of it.

Interested in trying team synchronization before launch? It’s now available in limited beta to organizations using GitHub Enterprise Cloud and Azure AD.

Sign up for the limited beta: https://github.com/features/team-sync/signup

Setting up teams provides a simple way to manage developer access across repositories and other GitHub resources. At the same time, many enterprises use Azure AD Security Groups to manage resource access to groups of developers working on an application.

This release syncs Azure AD with the teams that have been set up on GitHub, so developers can assign a set of access permissions to all the members of a group, instead of providing rights one by one. Users will be able to assign one or more Azure AD groups to a team within GitHub and automatically keep membership synchronized in one, up-to-date place. In addition to speeding up administration, having just one place to manage users helps strengthen security and audit compliance.

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