Active Directory Sync

You can import users and user groups from Active Directory to Sophos Central.

In Settings, on the Active Directory Sync page, you can select the Active Directory service you want to use.

  • There is a download link for the Sophos Central Active Directory synchronization utility.
  • In Endpoint Protection and Email Gateway you can use Azure Active Directory synchronization instead.
    Note If you are using Office 365 you must use Azure Active Directory synchronization.

For instructions on setting up the utility, see the Active Directory setup instructions. Once you have set up synchronization you can review its status and other settings.

For instructions on configuring Azure Active Directory synchronization, see the Azure Active Directory setup instructions. Once you have set up synchronization you can review its status and other settings.

Azure Active Directory Sync and Endpoint Protection

Azure Active Directory Sync now supports Endpoint Protection on Windows computers. After performing an Azure Active Directory Sync, you can install Sophos Endpoint on a Windows computer. The Windows account used on the computer must be joined to your Azure Active Directory domain.

Azure Active Directory Sync does not import any device data and does not support Mac computers.

Note Each Sophos Central user account can only synchronize with one type of Active Directory platform, either on-premise or Azure.