Synchronizing objects and their attributes from an on-premises Active Directory environment to Azure AD is a common process in many organizations. With Azure AD Connect, synchronizing directory data from on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD is both easy and efficient. But is it possible to have too much of a good thing?

Security best practices limit sharing to a strict need-to-know basis. However, Azure AD Connect synchronizes 151 attributes by default. You read that right: 151 attributes.

So, if you perform the “Express Settings” installation of Azure AD Connect, Azure AD will include a total of 151 attributes (excluding attributes that are null or not present) for every object synched from your on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD.


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