Azure AD External Identities

Secure and manage customers and partners beyond your organizational boundaries

Engage your customers and partners

Explore common use cases for External Identities. Learn how to secure digital relationships using authentication, access controls, and identity protection.

Seamless authentication with 'bring your own identity' for business partners and customers

Collaboration with partners using any Office 365, SaaS, or custom LoB apps and services

Flexible and customizable sign-in experiences with company branding for customer-facing apps

Identity Protection with ongoing monitoring and detection for all user types

Simplify identity management with a single solution

Reduce the complexity and costs of managing multiple disconnected identity systems. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) offers a single cloud-based platform for your employee, customer, and partner identity and access management with industry-leading flexibility and scalability.

Connect with people, not with user types

Build an identity experience that works for any user, using any identity, on any device. Make it easy for customers and partners to sign up and sign in using their existing social media ID, phone number, or credentials from any standards-based identity provider.

Protect your digital relationships

Collaborate with partners and enable seamless customer engagement, while maintaining trust. Apply greater levels of security and governance to detect security risks and ensure appropriate access to your organization’s data and resources anytime, anywhere.

Documentation, training, and resources

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Read the documentation to start using External Identities capabilities across Azure AD and Azure AD B2C today.

High-touch customization for B2C scenarios

Explore customer identity management in Azure AD.

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