All You Need To Know About Azure Active Directory

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.