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.
From 1 September 2018, new customers will no longer be able to purchase the stand-alone Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) services. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an important security mechanism and will continue to be available in Azure Active Directory. Learn more.
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.
"We’re using Azure AD to give each of our 20,000 employees one identity and one password."
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.
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.
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.
"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."
"By providing access to multiple resources with just one set of credentials, G&J Pepsi made life orders of magnitude easier for workers and IT staff alike."
"St. Luke's uses Azure Active Directory Premium to manage employee access to on-premises applications and software-as-a-service apps."
"Azure Active Directory Premium makes life simpler for the business and for employees. It gives them access to enterprise applications from any device with a single sign-on that is secure and reliable. That is fundamental in increasing the adoption of cloud technology."
"We give them a username and password, and they're able to reset their own passwords through Azure Active Directory. This is important, because we have such a small IT staff."
"Without Azure Active Directory integrated with our 2,100 customers' AD databases, we simply could not manage all the passwords and logon activities of the many hundreds of thousands of teachers and students who make up our customer base."
"The company will be deploying the Enterprise Mobility Suite for three cloud-based services—Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Microsoft Intune, and Azure Rights Management—for user identity and access management, mobile device management, and file and data protection capabilities."
Azure Active Directory supports thousands of pre-integrated SaaS apps for single sign-on
Duo integrates with Microsoft Azure Active Directory conditional access policies to add two-factor authentication to Azure Active Directory logons, complete with inline self-service enrolment and Duo Prompt.
the market-leading provider of solutions for advanced identity management and access governance, today announces a strategic alliance with Microsoft.
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SailPoint provides Microsoft Azure Active Directory customers with identity governance capabilities on top of the access management and identity protection capabilities that Azure Active Directory offers.
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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