Creating apps in Entra ID for Microsoft connectors

The Neurons Platform includes a variety of connectors for retrieving data from your Microsoft database sources. Before setting up these connectors in Neurons, you need to register each one as an app in the Entra ID section of your Azure portal with the necessary permissions and credentials. (Entra ID was formerly Azure AD.)

This extra step is mandatory for the following connectors (whether they are run in the cloud or using an on-premises connector server):

  • Entra ID

  • Intune

  • Microsoft 365

  • Defender for Endpoint (MDE) – Requires its own procedure (see below).

Important notes:

  • To better facilitate troubleshooting, create a new app for each connector you plan on using.

  • When adding permissions for each app, ensure Grant admin consent is selected for each permission.

  • If you add or change permissions for the app after initial registration, the Microsoft Application Key will not be updated and will need to be generated again. Make sure to update the connector with the new secret after changing permissions.

  • If there is user data already in Neurons from another source and you import user data from Entra ID, Neurons will reconcile the records using the user’s email so that you do not have duplicate user records.