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Azure Active Directory

Seamless, secure identity and access management

Identity, security and productivity all at once

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) helps you manage user identities and create intelligence-driven access policies to secure your resources. As an integral component of Office 365, Azure and Enterprise Mobility + Security, Azure AD centralises identity and access management to enable deep security, productivity and management across devices, data, apps and infrastructure. Azure AD is built to work for apps in the cloud, on mobile or on-premises, and you can layer security features such as conditional access to help protect users and your business.

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Get seamless access to any application from virtually any location or device

By using one identity, users can launch all of their cloud applications from a personalised, web-based access panel or mobile app and have the same experience whether they’re working on Windows, Mac, Android or iOS devices. With the Azure AD Application Proxy, you can go beyond cloud applications and publish on-premises web applications to provide highly secure remote access and single sign-on.

Automate user provisioning for SaaS apps
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The Hearst Corporation
"We’re using Azure AD to give each of our 20,000 employees one identity and one password."

Chris Suozzi, Executive Director, Active Directory/Messaging/IDM, Hearst Communications

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Collaborate securely with partners and customers

Engage with users outside your organisation while maintaining control over your sensitive apps and data. It’s easier than ever for customers and partners to connect with your business using a simple sign-up experience that works with multiple identity providers, including Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google and Facebook. You can also use customisation options to modify the web and mobile experience to fit your brand.

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Increase IT efficiency and cut down help desk costs

Gain better control over the user identity life cycle with dynamic, automated workflows. Give your employees self-service options such as resetting passwords and creating and managing groups. Make sure you’re meeting your business goals by offering monitoring and reporting in the admin portal.

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Enhance security and respond to advanced threats in real time

Guard against unauthorised access to apps and data without compromising on productivity by using the enhanced security solutions in Azure AD, including conditional access, identity protection and access reviews. For sensitive information and resources, Azure AD Privileged Identity Management can help you discover, monitor and protect administrator accounts. Mitigate potential threats affecting your organisation’s identities with security monitoring, alerts and machine learning–based reports that identify inconsistent access patterns.

Asics
"Historically, employees were not eager for Multi-factor Authentication. But since we moved to Enterprise Mobility + Security and added single sign-on and conditional access, they found it really easy to use. Conditional access simplifies MFA because it only kicks in when needed."

Edwin Idema, IT Manager, ASICS EMEA

Azure Active Directory supports thousands of pre-integrated SaaS apps for single sign-on

Box
Box
Salesforce
Salesforce.com
ServiceNow
ServiceNow
Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc.
myday
Collabco
Concur
Concur

Technology partners

Explore your free cloud directory today

Every Azure customer has a free instance of Azure Active Directory to manage identities and access to all Azure services. You can use this cloud directory or create a new one to manage access to Office 365 and other SaaS applications.

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