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Identity and access management

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Control identity + access in the cloud
Centrally manage single sign-on across devices, your datacenter, and the cloud

Azure AD is more than a “domain controller running on a cloud-hosted server,” and more than a directory in the cloud. It is an Identity and Access Management Solution as a Service.

Azure AD offers several capabilities that can allow customers to expand their identity footprint from on-premises into the cloud:

  • Synchronizing with AD DS
  • Federating with AD DS
  • Cloud-Only Authentication
  • Pre-integrated SaaS apps for SSO and allowing corporate credentials to “just work”
  • Custom line-of-business (LOB) app support and developer features
  • User self-service capabilities like password reset and group management

By using Azure AD, your organization will be well positioned to adopt cloud-first or Hybrid Identity scenarios.

Refer to: Identity and access management


  • Create and manage a single identity for each user across your hybrid enterprise, keeping users, groups and devices in sync
  • Provide single sign-on access to your applications including thousands of pre-integrated SaaS apps
  • Enable application access security by enforcing rules-based Multi-Factor Authentication for both on-premises and cloud applications
  • Improve user productivity with self-service password reset and application access requests for directories in the datacenter and the cloud
  • Provide secure remote access to on-premises web applications through Azure AD Application Proxy
  • Take advantage of the high-availability and reliability of a worldwide, enterprise-grade, cloud-based identity and access management solution

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