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Public Preview: Introducing Azure AD Support for Azure Files SMB shares REST API
Azure AD support for Azure Files SMB shares is now available in public preview. This feature allows customers to use Azure AD to manage access control for Azure Files SMB shares. With this feature, customers can use their Azure AD identities to access their Azure Files SMB shares. This is a great way to simplify and better secure access to sensitive data stored in Azure Files. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares, how to get started with the feature, and the REST API support for the feature.

What are the Benefits of Using Azure AD for Azure Files SMB Shares?
The primary benefit of using Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares is that it simplifies access control. By using Azure AD, customers can easily manage access to their Azure Files SMB shares with a few clicks. This is especially helpful for customers who need to share sensitive data, as they can be sure that only the right people have access to the data.

How to Get Started with Azure AD for Azure Files SMB Shares
Getting started with Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares is easy. First, you need to enable Azure AD authentication for your Azure Files account. Then, you can create an Azure AD group and add members to it. Finally, you can assign the group to the Azure Files SMB share and set the permission level. Once this is done, Azure AD users in the group will be able to access the share with their Azure AD credentials.

REST API Support for Azure AD for Azure Files SMB Shares
The Azure AD support for Azure Files SMB shares also provides REST API support. This makes it easy to programmatically manage Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares. The REST API supports the following operations:

* Create/delete an Azure AD group
* Add/remove members from an Azure AD group
* Assign/remove an Azure AD group to an Azure Files SMB share
* Update the permission level of an Azure AD group for an Azure Files SMB share

Conclusion
Azure AD support for Azure Files SMB shares is a great way to simplify and better secure access to sensitive data stored in Azure Files. With the REST API support, it makes it easy to programmatically manage Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares. We hope that this blog post has helped you understand the benefits of using Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares and how to get started with the feature.

Popular Questions Related to ‘Public Preview: Introducing Azure AD Support for Azure Files SMB Shares REST API’
1. What are the benefits of using Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares?
The primary benefit of using Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares is that it simplifies access control. By using Azure AD, customers can easily manage access to their Azure Files SMB shares with a few clicks. This is especially helpful for customers who need to share sensitive data, as they can be sure that only the right people have access to the data.

2. How do I get started with Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares?
Getting started with Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares is easy. First, you need to enable Azure AD authentication for your Azure Files account. Then, you can create an Azure AD group and add members to it. Finally, you can assign the group to the Azure Files SMB share and set the permission level. Once this is done, Azure AD users in the group will be able to access the share with their Azure AD credentials.

3. What operations do the REST API support for Azure AD for Azure Files SMB Shares?
The Azure AD support for Azure Files SMB shares also provides REST API support. This makes it easy to programmatically manage Azure AD for Azure Files SMB shares. The REST API supports the following operations:

* Create/delete an Azure AD group
* Add/remove members from an Azure AD group
* Assign/remove an Azure AD group to an Azure Files SMB share
* Update the permission level of an Azure AD group for an Azure Files SMB share

4. Is Azure AD authentication required to use Azure Files SMB shares?
Yes, Azure AD authentication is required to use Azure Files SMB shares. This is because Azure AD provides the ability to manage access control for Azure Files SMB shares. Without Azure AD authentication, it would be difficult to ensure that only the right people have access to the data.

5. Can I use the REST API to manage access control for Azure Files SMB shares?
Yes, the REST API can be used to manage access control for Azure Files SMB shares. The REST API supports the following operations: create/delete an Azure AD group, add/remove members from an Azure AD group, assign/remove an Azure AD group to an Azure Files SMB share, and update the permission level of an Azure AD group for an Azure Files SMB share.

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