Azure Active Directory
Identity and Access Management for the cloud
- Single sign-on to any cloud app
- Salesforce, Office 365, Box and more
- Enforce two factor authentication with SaaS
- Works with multiple platforms and devices
- Integrate with on-premises Active Directory
- Enterprise Scale and Reliability
Customers using Azure Active Directory today
Get cloud identity and access management solution on your terms
Windows Azure Active Directory is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution. Manage user accounts, get single sign on across Windows Azure, Microsoft online services like Microsoft Office 365 and a world of non-Microsoft SaaS applications. Extend and synchronize your on-premises directories and provision user accounts directly to your SaaS applications. Enable Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to enhance access protection. Windows Azure Active Directory offers developers an identity management platform to deliver access control to their applications, based on centralized policy and rules.
Simplify user access
Synchronize on-premises identities with Windows Azure Active Directory and enable single sign-on to simplify user access to cloud applications. Make it easier for end users to quickly and effectively launch cloud applications from within their personalized web-based Access Panel with a single set of credentials. Provide self-service password reset to your users through the Windows Azure Active Directory Premium offering.
Help protect sensitive data and applications
Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication helps prevent unauthorized access to both on-premises and cloud applications by providing an additional layer of authentication. Use Multi-Factor Authentication to reduce organizational risk and help comply with data protection and identity assurance regulations, while addressing user demand for a simple sign-in process. Security reports that monitor inconsistent access patterns help to mitigate potential threats.
Offer authentication and access management solution for developers
Windows Azure Active Directory offers developers an effective way to integrate identity management in their applications. Ensure that a consistent and appropriate access to your organization’s applications is maintained to help you meet critical internal security and compliance needs. Enable centralized authentication and authorization using identities hosted in Windows Azure Active Directory or social logins like Microsoft account, Facebook, Yahoo! and Google. Query directory objects’ details and relationships with Graph API.
Cloud directory for Office 365 and beyond
Bring enterprise directory and identity management to the cloud with Windows Azure Active Directory. Centrally manage employee access to Microsoft Online Services such as Windows Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, Windows Intune, and hundreds of non-Microsoft cloud applications. Windows Azure AD is an enterprise-level cloud identity service with global scale and high availability.
Georgia State University (GSU) switched to cloud based Microsoft Office365 and saved $1 Million in operating costs to better support mobile and remote workers
Hear how organizations are managing identity in the cloud
Synchronize on-premises identities
Extend your on-premises directory to Windows Azure Active Directory so that users can authenticate with one set of corporate credentials to their cloud-based resources. User attributes can be automatically synchronized to your cloud directory using a free downloadable tool, DirSync. Authentication is accomplished either through federation or password synchronization.
Learn more about how organizations are managing identity in the cloud.
Health care organization manages records with Windows Azure Active Directory
Enable single sign-on access
Deliver a seamless, single sign-on experience to your users across Microsoft online services, custom applications built on Windows Azure or other cloud platforms and hundreds of popular non-Microsoft cloud applications. Make it easier for end users to quickly and effectively launch cloud applications from within their personalized web-based Access Panel.
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One cloud directory for your organization can support multiple cloud service subscriptions
Every Windows Azure Subscription has an automatically created Windows Azure Active Directory to manage identities and access to all Windows Azure services. You can use this cloud directory to manage access to SaaS applications or create additional directories. Microsoft Office 365 tenants also rely on Windows Azure Active Directory for identity management and can be associated with existing Windows Azure subscriptions for advanced access management capabilities.
Get a brief overview of what a Windows Azure AD cloud directory is and how you can get started creating one for your organization. Learn more
Sign up for Windows Azure Active Directory Premium public preview
Windows Azure Active Directory Premium offering is now available for customer preview.
Windows Azure Active Directory Premium, built on top of the free offering of Windows Azure AD, provides a robust set of capabilities to empower enterprises with more demanding needs on identity and access management. Windows Azure AD Premium, during its first milestone, will offer group-based provisioning and access management to SaaS applications, customized Access Panel environment and detailed machine learning-based security reports. For the end-user Windows Azure AD Premium will provide self-service password reset for cloud applications. Sign up for the preview
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