User-ID with Azure AD

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User-ID with Azure AD

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We have PC's that are only registered inside Azure AAD and managed via Intune they have no connection to the on-prem AD and are connecting via a Wifi zone behind PA to the internet.  How can i determine the USER id, without user interaction.

Or do i need Global protect for this and SSO?

Is there someting like a User ID agent for Azure AAD.

Or maybe i can use SAML SSO with Azure AAD for captive portal, can somebody point me to a good article on how to configure this.




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Thanks for your question! This is an awesome use-case however, it's not one that we natively support at this time. There are other customers that have expressed interest in this capability.


If there's a chance you're running in a hybrid mode and have a Windows Server running AD and synchronizing with Azure AD then, of course, you can use the User-ID agent to communicate with the domain controller. SAML authentication works great with GlobalProtect, but it is not intended for use with User-ID.


If you'd like, you can contact me directly (email is first initial last name - no spaces or hyphens [at] paloaltonetworks[dot]com and provide me with your contact information, I'd be happy to add you to the enhancement request list.


Thanks for reaching out!


Best regards,




Jeff Hochberg | Sr. Systems Engineer - Technical Business Development

Palo Alto Networks | Atlanta, GA |  USA

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Hi Jeff,


I have dropped you an e-mail with my contact details.  To get around this limitation i could maybe user a captive portal and SAML SSO?

In my case these user are all on a seperate segment.

I will have to test this out.  

Never the less  integrating User-ID with Azure AAD would be a good enhancement.



Hi Jeff,


Any idea if this i a feature that will be introduced or palo alto is considering this?

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I'm in the same boat as FDEMUYTER - all machines being managed via AzureAD/Azure Intune without any AD infra to speak of ( not in Hybrid ). Having to enter a userID kind of breaks the SSO experience IMO. Hoping there is a better way to do this.  

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