Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Your domain controller as a service

Use managed domain services on Azure

Azure Active Directory Domain Services lets you join Azure virtual machines to a domain without the need to deploy domain controllers. Users sign in to these virtual machines using their corporate Active Directory credentials and access resources seamlessly. To administer domain-joined virtual machines more securely, use Group Policy: an easy, familiar way to apply and enforce security baselines on all of your Azure virtual machines.

Migrate on-premises apps to Azure with no identity worries

Azure Active Directory Domain Services features such as domain join, LDAP, NTLM and Kerberos authentication are widely used in enterprises. Migrate legacy directory-aware applications running on premises to Azure without having to worry about identity requirements. Easily deploy line-of-business applications on Linux and Windows Server virtual machines on Azure. There’s no need to deploy domain controllers as Azure virtual machines or use a VPN connection back to your identity infrastructure.

Deploy in minutes and pay as you go

It’s easy to get started. Using the Azure portal, quickly enable Azure Active Directory Domain Services for your Azure Active Directory tenant. You pay an hourly charge based on the size of your directory.

Get enterprise scale and SLA

Azure Active Directory Domain Services delivers enterprise-grade scale and reliability. It’s a highly available service hosted in globally distributed data centres.

Handle traditional directory-aware apps along with SaaS apps

Azure Active Directory, the identity and access management cloud solution for your employees, partners and consumers, is now supporting your traditional directory-aware apps alongside your modern cloud apps.

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