Configuring the Azure Active Directory Application

The Commvault software allows you to set up Azure Active Directory application in the Command Center.

Before You Begin

  1. Install the Azure Powershell on the web server computer. For more information, see Connect to Office 365 PowerShell.
  2. If security defaults are enabled on the Active Directory, you cannot log on using the Powershell account. To configure the Active Directory client manually, see Configuring an Azure Active Directory Client Manually.
  3. Make sure that the Web Server used by the Command Center meets the following requirements:

The following requirements are for the Web Server that is used by the Command Center to create app and clients from the Web Server.

  • Powershell 5.1 must be installed on a Windows 2012 Web Server machine.

    For more information, see Windows Management Framework 5.1.

  • The Azure AD module must be installed on Powershell 5.1 of the Web Server.

    For more information, see Connect to Office 365 PowerShell on the Microsoft website.

    On your computer, complete the following steps that are required only once. However, you may need to install newer versions of the software periodically.

    1. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell command prompt (run Windows PowerShell as an administrator).

      The Administrator: Windows PowerShell command window appears.

    2. Run the following commands:

      [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12

      Install-Module -Name AzureAD


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Applications > Active Directory.

    The Active Directory servers page appears.

  2. Optional: If you are a tenant user, from the navigation pane, go to Manage > Companies > Company Name > General > Supported Solutions, and then from the Supported Solutions list, click Active Directory.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Add, and then click Azure Active Directory.

    The Add Azure Active Directory page appears.

  4. In the App name box, enter the name of the Azure AD application.
  5. From the Plan name list, select a plan.
  6. From the Access nodes list, select a client that has the Active Directory agent installed.
  7. From the Index Server list, select a client. All clients computers where you installed the Index Store package are displayed in the index server list.

    To create a new Index Server, from the Index Server list, select ##Create New##.

  8. From the Region list, select the region where your company is located.
  9. In the Global Administrator box, enter the Azure AD user with the global administrator role.
  10. In the Password box, type the password for the user account.
  11. Click Create Azure AD app.

    The Azure AD app is created.

  12. Click Authorize Now.

    The Microsoft login screen appears.

  13. In the User Name box, enter the user name that has the global administration permissions.
  14. Click Next.
  15. In the Password box, enter the password for the user account.
  16. Click Next.

    The Permissions requested page appears.

  17. Select the Consent on behalf of your organization check box, and then click Accept.
  18. Click Add.


The Commvault software adds the application and you can perform backup and restore operations on the Azure AD application. If you assigned a plan to the subclient, the software automatically backups up the subclient according to the schedule plans.

Last modified: 11/18/2020 5:31:24 PM