Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory for access and identity management in the cloud, manage and control access for users and groups to cloud and on-site applications.

Azure Active Directory is a full suite of identity management tools that make it quicker for IT departments to give users access to the business-critical applications they need while still maintaining control and compliance.

You’ll probably have an increasing range of business applications from different suppliers that staff need to access, often remotely from a range of mobile devices. Some of these applications may be hosted in the cloud, some on your own premises. How do you manage all the requests for access, remote access, password resets and keep your applications safe and secure?

Azure Active Directory provides a robust set of capabilities to manage users and group access to cloud and on-premises applications, including Microsoft online services such as Office 365 and many non-Microsoft SaaS applications.

It will let your business quickly adopt cloud services like Salesforce, DropBox and Concur, providing staff and partners with an easy single sign on powered by Azure Active Directory’s fully automated SaaS app access management. At the same time, Azure Active Directory increases security, monitors application usage and protects your business from advanced threats with security reporting. And for those who have forgotten their password, the self-service password management will reduce the number of calls to the IT Helpdesk.

Azure Active Directory includes a full suite of identity management capabilities including multi-factor authentication, device registration, self-service password management, self-service group management, privileged account management, role based access control, application usage monitoring, rich auditing and security monitoring and alerting. These capabilities can help secure cloud-based applications, streamline IT processes, cut costs and ensure your compliance requirements are met.

If you are building your own applications, Azure Active Directory makes it quick and simple to integrate them with a world class identity management solution used by millions of organizations around the world. So all you need to focus on is building your new application.

Simplify your user experience

Simplify your user experience

Enable single sign on to simplify user access to thousands of cloud applications from Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Users can launch applications from a personalised web-based access panel or mobile app using their company credentials. With the Application Proxy module, you can go beyond SaaS applications and publish on-premises web applications to provide secure remote access and single sign on to them.

Keep your data and applications safe

Keep your data and applications safe

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

Reduce management time with self-service tools

Reduce management time with self-service tools

Delegate important tasks to your employees, such as resetting passwords, and creating and managing groups. Provide self-service password change and reset, and self-service group management with Active Directory Premium.

Integrate with on-premises Active Directory

Integrate with on-premises Active Directory

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

Enterprise scale and reliability

Enterprise scale and reliability

Azure Active Directory Premium can provide the level of scale and reliability required by enterprises. It's a high-availability service hosted in globally distributed data centres. The service handles billions of authentications each day from more than 200 million active users and provides a 99.9% uptime Service Level Agreement.

Bring your directory to the cloud for Office 365 and beyond

Bring enterprise directory and identity management to the cloud with Azure Active Directory. Centrally manage employee access to Microsoft Online Services such as Azure, Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, Windows Intune and thousands of non-Microsoft cloud applications.