- What is Azure Active Directory?
- Why is Azure Active Directory used?
- What is the difference between Active Directory and Azure Active Directory?
- Can Azure replace the Active directory?
- Is Azure Active Directory SaaS or PaaS?
- How Do I Sync Between Active Directory And Azure Active Directory?
- OAuth 2.0 authentication using Azure Active Directory, C#, and Web API
- Understanding Azure Active Directory Pricing
Azure AD is Microsoft’s cloud-based directory and identity management service. It combines core directory services, advanced identity protection, and application access management. Azure AD delivers single sign-on (SSO) access to on-premises and cloud applications, helping users to stay productive. By using Azure AD, developers can quickly integrate identity and access management(IAM) into their applications.
The solution provides a full range of modern IAM capabilities, including conditional access with multi-factor authentication (MFA) and password-free login options, single sign-on, self-service password management, role-based access control, and intelligent security monitoring and alerting capabilities.
As it is hosted as a fully managed cloud service, Azure AD is the ideal service for combining user accounts into a single, unified, highly secure identity. It employs the same Active Directory technology used by thousands of businesses around the world, supporting seamless synchronization from on-premises identity servers – yet with the accessibility and cross-platform capabilities of the cloud.