Successfactors Azure AD Integration


Successfactors Azure AD Integration

Title: Seamless User Management: Integrating SuccessFactors with Azure Active Directory


Organizations seek to streamline their identity management processes across various platforms in today’s cloud-centric world. Integrating your Human Capital Management (HCM) system, such as SAP SuccessFactors, with Azure Active Directory offers a centralized and efficient way to manage user identities and access. Let’s explore the benefits and steps involved in this integration.

Benefits of SuccessFactors-Azure AD Integration

  • Centralized Identity Management: Azure AD becomes your central source of user identities, eliminating separate user directories and simplifying account management.
  • Enhanced Security: Leverage Azure AD’s robust security features, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), conditional access policies, and advanced threat protection.
  • Simplified User Experience: Users enjoy Single Sign-On (SSO) access across SuccessFactors and other Azure AD-connected applications, improving productivity.
  • Automated User Provisioning: Streamline user onboarding and offboarding by automating account creation, updating, and disabling between SuccessFactors and Azure AD.


  • An active SAP SuccessFactors subscription.
  • An active Azure AD subscription.
  • Administrative access to both SuccessFactors and Azure AD.

Integration Steps

  1. Create an API User in SuccessFactors:
    • In the SuccessFactors Admin Center, create a dedicated API user. Assign necessary permissions for user provisioning operations.
  1. Create an API Permissions Role and Group
    • Create an API permissions role with the “Allow Admin to Access OData API through Basic Authentication” permission.
    • Create a permission group and assign the API user and API permissions role.
  1. Add the Provisioning App in Azure AD
    • In the Azure Portal, navigate to Enterprise Applications and “Add an application.”
    • Select “SAP SuccessFactors” from the gallery of pre-configured apps.
  1. Configure Provisioning in Azure AD
    • Provide your SuccessFactors tenant URL and the API user credentials created in Step 1.
    • Establish attribute mappings to determine how SuccessFactors user attributes synchronize with Azure AD attributes.
    • Enable and customize automatic user provisioning.
  1. Testing and Monitoring
    • Initiate a test provisioning cycle to verify successful user creation or updates in Azure AD.
    • Use Azure AD’s monitoring tools to track provisioning activities and identify errors.

Additional Considerations

  • Bidirectional Provisioning: Consider bidirectional provisioning if you want changes made in Azure AD to reflect in SuccessFactors.
  • Conditional Access Policies: Use Azure AD conditional access to enforce granular access controls to SuccessFactors based on user attributes, device characteristics, and location.
  • SuccessFactors Writeback: Explore the SuccessFactors Writeback integration to update selected attributes in SuccessFactors from Azure AD.


Integrating SuccessFactors with Azure AD creates a unified, secure, and user-friendly identity and access management system. This integration empowers your organization to optimize user experiences and strengthen security posture within your cloud environment.

You can find more information about  SAP Successfactors in this  SAP Successfactors Link



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