Azure Active Directory is fast becoming the major single-sign-on solution for applications wherever they are hosted. By using the capabilities of Azure AD and marrying these with a synchronisation from your on-premise Active Directory, you can achieve enterprise scale, security and features for your mobile workforce.
Centrally manage access to applications – wherever they are located – using Azure AD
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Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution that gives you a robust set of capabilities to manage users and groups. It helps secure access to on-premises and cloud applications, including Microsoft web services like Office 365, and many non-Microsoft software as a service (SaaS) applications. Azure AD comes in three editions: Free, Basic, and Premium.
Azure AD can provide a host of security mechanisms to help you keep your information, data and applications secure. Multi-Factor authentication (MFA) can protect cloud and on-prem services whilst advanced Microsoft intelligence can look for abnormal behaviours to proactively alert administrators to abnormal access patterns. Azure AD should become a large part of your directory management planning moving forward.
Azure AD gives developers an effective way to integrate identity management into their applications. Industry-standard protocols such as Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0), WS-Federation, and OpenID Connect make sign-on possible on a variety of platforms such as .NET, Java, Node.js, and PHP. The REST-based Graph API enables developers to read and write to the directory from any platform. Through support for OAuth 2.0, developers can build mobile and web applications that integrate with Microsoft and partner web APIs, and build their own highly-secure web APIs. Open-source client libraries are available for .NET, Windows Store, iOS, and Android, with more libraries under development