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What is Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)?

By: Netreo
July 23, 2015

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution that provides a comprehensive set of Identity and Access management capabilities. It enables managing and controlling who and what is accessed in an IT environment. It can be connected with on premised Active Directory and supports integration with other SaaS applications.

What is Azure AD used for?

Azure Active Directory is used for;

  • Manage identity and access to your organizational applications and services in the cloud and on-premises
  • Provides single sign-on that enables users to connect to any cloud and on-premises web application, using IOS, Android, Mac OS, and Windows devices.
  • Provides self-service capabilities that enable performing administrative tasks without the need to contact helpdesk.
  • Protection for data and applications both on-premises and in the cloud.

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