Overview

Manage identity and access of services and applications

Active Directory Overview

Azure AD is a highly-available and highly-scalable identity management service for small and large organizations. It enables organizations to use their corporate credentials to authenticate to new or existing applications, factoring out the authentication process and eliminating the need for many different identities. Organizations that already use on-premise Active Directory can synchronize their identities with Azure AD to provide seamless integration between on-premises and cloud resources.

As it is your organisation’s cloud directory, you decide who your users are, what information to keep in the cloud, which can use the information or manage it and what applications or services are allowed to access that information. Application developers can integrate their applications with Azure AD to provide single sign-on functionality for their users. This enables enterprise applications to be hosted in the cloud and to easily authenticate users with corporate credentials. It also enables SaaS providers to provide easier authentication for users in Azure AD organizations when authenticating to their services.

Benefits

Simplify and Secure access from anywhere

Simplify user access to any cloud app

Enable single sign-on to simplify user access to thousands of cloud applications from Windows, Mac and iOS devices. Users can launch cloud applications from a personalized web-based

Protect sensitive data and applications

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication prevents unauthorized access to both on-premises and cloud applications by providing an additional level of authentication. Protect your business with security monitoring and alerts and machine learning-based reports that identify inconsistent access patterns to mitigate potential threats.

Enable self-service for your employees

Delegate important tasks such as resetting passwords and the creation and management of groups to your employees. Provide Self-service Password Change and Reset and Self-service Group Management with Azure Active Directory

Integrate with Active Directory

Extend Active Directory and any other on-premises directories to Azure Active Directory for single sign on to all cloud-based applications. User attributes can be automatically synchronized to your cloud directory from all kinds of on-premises directories.Enterprise Scale and SLA

Enterprise Scale and SLA

Azure Active Directory Premium can provide the level of scale and reliability required by enterprises. Azure Active Directory is a high available service hosted in globally distributed datacenters. The service handles billions of authentications each day from more than 200 million active users and provides a 99.9 percent SLA.