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What is Azure Active Directory?

A quick overview of Azure AD.

Azure identity

Looking for a little more depth? Learn about options for managing identity in Azure using Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), Azure AD, and Azure AD Access Control.

Azure Active Directory Premium is now available 

Built on top of a large set of free capabilities in Azure AD, Azure AD Premium provides a robust set of capabilities to empower enterprises with more demanding needs for identity and access management. During its first milestone, Azure AD Premium offers group-based provisioning and access management to SaaS applications, a customized logon environment, and security reports. For the end user, Azure AD Premium provides self-service password reset for cloud applications.

Azure Active Directory applications

Configuring single sign-on for many different SaaS applications from various vendors can be a difficult and demanding task. Azure AD simplifies the process by providing a world of popular SaaS applications, pre-integrated in a single application gallery.

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Adding sign-on to your web application using Azure AD

Learn how to build a web application that uses Azure AD for single sign-on.

Using the Graph API to query Azure AD

Learn how to build a web application that uses the Graph API to query directory entities.

Developing multi-tenant web applications with Azure AD

Learn how to build a web application that can be used by organizations that have Azure AD.

Securing a Windows Store application and REST web service using Azure AD (Preview)

Learn how to create a simple web API resource and a Windows Store client application using the Azure Authentication Library and Azure AD.

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Application access enhancements for Azure AD

Application access enhancements enable administrators to integrate identities across both Microsoft and third-party cloud-hosted applications to provision required accounts and prevent unauthorized access. End users can then launch cloud-hosted applications that are assigned to them from a single webpage. Azure AD integration tutorials are available for Salesforce, Box, and Google Apps.

Using your Office 365 Azure AD tenant with application access enhancements for Azure AD

Learn more about the relationship between Office 365 and Azure AD, and one easy path to add the applications access enhancements features to your existing Office 365 subscription.

Administering your Azure AD tenant

Learn how portals such as the Azure management portal and the Office 365 account portal help tenant admins manage their organizations' identity and subscription data using a single instance of Azure AD.

Using Multi-Factor Authentication with Azure AD

Learn about multi-factor authentication concepts, best practices, and how you as a global administrator can use multi-factor authentication in Azure AD to help protect your organization’s identity data in the cloud.

Managing your ACS namespace

This topic outlines management tasks you should perform regularly so applications that use the Azure Access Control Service (ACS) continue to function properly and without interruption.

Guidelines for deploying Windows Server Active Directory on Azure Virtual Machines

Learn about the differences between deploying Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) on-premises versus deploying on Azure Virtual Machines. Understand the effects of design and deployment decisions.