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Automate adding users and devices

When you decide to roll out our software to more devices and users, you'll probably want to automate the process.

Add and sync users with a directory service

You can add users and user groups to Sophos Central from your Active Directory or Microsoft Entra ID service.

Our AD Sync and Microsoft Entra ID Sync features can then keep your Sophos Central user list up to date by synchronizing regularly with the users in your directory service.

For more information, see Directory service.


If you don't use a directory service, you can still import users from a CSV file. See Import users from a CSV file.

Install software using a script

You can run the endpoint or server installer from the command line.

This means that you can install the software on multiple devices through GPO or other scripting elements.

The installer must be on the device. Don't run it through a network link. Otherwise, the installation assistant will run.

For instructions, go to Endpoint protection deployment methods and look for "Scripted installation".