Azure SSO and External Storage Access

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Nextcloud version (eg, 23.0.4): 23.0.4
Operating system and version (eg, Ubuntu 20.04): Ubuntu 20.04
Apache or nginx version (eg, Apache 2.4.25): nginx 1.19.4
PHP version (eg, 7.4): 7.4
SSO & Saml Authentication App version : 5.0

The issue you are facing:
When using the SSO & Saml Authentication app users cannot access external storage SMB/cifs connected with “login credentials in database”

Is this the first time you’ve seen this error? (Y/N):Y

Steps to replicate it:

  1. User signs in with SSO
  2. User home page appears, but they do not have access to external storage

This is an existing nextcloud install. We have ldap to an on prem AD and the external storage works perfectly with that setup.

I added SSO via Azure AD following this:

An SSO user appears in the Active Users as a separate account from their ldap account, so there are 2 accounts. The SSO Account does not authenticate to the external storage, and does not appear to bring along the user’s groups so I can apply group access to the external storage.

The external storage are network shares that users have varying degrees of access to, so we need to use the user’s credentials to access the external storage.

Is it possible to do this? Or am I stuck with ldap and a 2fa app?

Thank you.