If you want to stop synchronization and authentication of users with an external identity provider (Active Directory, Azure AD, or a SAML 2.0 based identity provider), you can disable the link with this identity provider. After disabling, synchronized users can no longer authenticate via the external identity provider. If you had also configured single sign-on, it will also be disabled. 

If you are working with the cloud or hybrid solution, please contact BiZZdesign Support for stopping synchronization and authentication of users.

As of October 2023, Active Directory can no longer be used as identity provider for Bizzdesign Horizzon. If you are using Active Directory, you will need to move to Azure Active Directory or a SAML-based identity provider for Horizzon before then.

Required roles

System Administrator


  1. In the sidebar menu, click Settings > Authentication.

  2. On the authentication settings page, next to Identity provider, select None.

  3. Click Apply to save the changes.

After you have disabled the link, a message window appears offering you the choice to keep or remove the users from the identity provider.

Click Remove users if you want to remove the users from Horizzon. When removing users, also any uncommitted work of the users will be removed. So please be aware of this and take the needed measures before you start removing users. The users will not be removed from the identity provider.

Click Keep users to keep the users and convert them to original Horizzon users. These users will receive an e-mail for setting their password for Horizzon, because Horizzon does not create a password for these users after the conversion. The users can still be invited to model packages and projects.