Office 365 - @students sub domain and SSO Question
A couple of queries, if anyone can help i'd be most grateful.
I'm rolling out student Email to Office 365 and have a query about DirSync and Federation services. The thing is each user in the school is on the domain organisation.org.uk. The staff have been using email using the naming convention Name@organisation.org.uk and are hosted internally, and to be honest I dont want to move these yet.
The students were using email on Live@EDU with the address User@Students.organisation.org.uk. Each Student email account was originally created using a CSV file and were not AD syncronized so no SSO. As there were only a few test accounts created, I'm happy to recreate all these accounts.
Now, as we move across to 365 I would really like to use SSO and Synchronize the Students using fed services and DirSync. However, I dont want to move the staff accounts. So Is it possible to Syncronize the Onsite domain (organisation.org.uk) With the 365 Email Domain (@Students.organisation.org.uk) and have the credentials for the onsite domain match the Students email Domain and allow SSO?
Hope that makes some sort of sense.
Last edited by Fruity; 9th August 2012 at 03:51 PM.
If you want to use DirSync, which is a pre-requisite for AD FS, then your users on-premise will need a UPN that matches up with what's in Office 365 which in your case would want to be @students.organisation.org.uk. Could you change the UPNs for your student users?
It is possible to have users with a different UPN to their primary SMTP address (i.e. UPN: email@example.com, SMTP: firstname.lastname@example.org) in Office 365 but this is really not recommended.