Azure Active Directory
Secure and manage customer and partner identities beyond your organisation.
Simplify external identity management
Azure Active Directory External Identities, part of Microsoft Entra, provides highly secure digital experiences for partners, customers, citizens, patients or any users outside your organisation with customisation controls. Combine external identities and user directories in one portal to seamlessly manage access across the organisation.
Single sign-on simplifies external access to your apps from anywhere
Conditional access and multifactor authentication help protect and govern access
A single identity management platform lets you engage with internal and external users more securely
Developer tools make it easy to integrate identity workflow into your apps and services
Connect your workforce anywhere
Give both onsite and remote employees seamless access to all their apps so they can stay productive anywhere. Automate workflows for easy user lifecycle management and provisioning. Save admin time and resources with self-service identity management for external users.
Enable secure and seamless access to SaaS appsSimplify access to thousands of pre-integrated software as a service (SaaS) applications with single sign-on from any location, on any device.
Protect and govern accessSafeguard user credentials by enforcing strong authentication and conditional access policies. Efficiently manage your external identities by ensuring that the right people have the right access to the right resources.
Engage with your customers and partnersSecure and manage customer and partner identities beyond your organisation with one identity management solution. Customise user journeys and simplify authentication with any identity including social IDs.
Integrate identity workflow into your appsAccelerate adoption of your enterprise application by supporting single sign-on and user provisioning. Reduce sign-in friction and automate the creation, removal, and maintenance of user accounts.
Unify your identity infrastructure managementSimplify the experience of managing and securing your entire identity infrastructure – including Azure AD External Identities – with the Microsoft Entra admin centre.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts dedicated to data security and privacy.
Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
Pricing for Azure Active Directory External Identities
Azure AD External Identities offers built-in conditional access and security threat intelligence for all your users. Benefit from a free tier and flexible, predictable pricing for external users. Explore pricing options to find the version that fits your needs.
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Trusted by companies of all sizes
Innovations in cinema
After migrating its on-premises infrastructure to the cloud, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences relies on Azure AD External Identities to handle identity and access management for its member-facing web and mobile apps.
James Simms, Senior Solutions Architect, Centrica
"[B2B collaboration] proves valuable both to our IT teams and all the users who are trying to collaborate. The solution is easy, quick, and agile, all while requiring minimal involvement from our IT team and being properly (if not better) controlled."
Ralf Cichy, Project Manager, Zeiss
"Azure Active Directory B2C is a huge innovation enabler... Our development teams don't need to worry about authentication when creating applications. It's also less work for our staff to not have to manage multiple authentication systems."
Secure web portal for health and fitness
When Nuffield Health reached 1 million members, they needed to create a user portal fast. Azure AD External Identities enabled them to aggregate members’ gym appointments, transactions, fitness goals, health records, and other data into a single, holistic view.