I would like to display employee hire date as part of their profile info in SharePoint online.

I know that custom attributes can be created directly in SharePoint, but for other reasons I need to create the attribute in our local, on premises AD instance.

I've created a new attribute ("HireDate") on the user object in the Active Directory Schema, per this article. It shows up in the list of editable attributes when I go to edit someone's AD profile. So far so good.

Now I would like to include that attribute along with the other profile information that gets synced to our Azure AD, using the Azure Synchronization Service Manager.

I know how to include built-in attributes that are not synced by default (ex, here), but haven't found a way to do that with a custom attribute.

  • I could be off base, but it’s laid out pretty clearly in the article you linked to. Turn on directory extension syncing. Setup a new attribute to sync. Then simply clone the rule it makes as a template for your new rule and choose the proper source and target attributes. – Appleoddity Aug 26 '18 at 1:17

You can use directory extensions to extend the schema in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) with your own attributes from on-premises Active Directory.

Select the attribute what you want to sync in the available attributes under the Directory extensions when you configure the AAD connect in the installation wizard.

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Ref: Azure AD Connect sync: Directory extensions

  • Thanks. I had gotten to this step, but the new custom attributes were not showing up. I had to refresh the schema for that to happen. – GojiraDeMonstah Aug 27 '18 at 14:17

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