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What is Microsoft Identity Manager?

Cloud-ready identities

Automatically prepare Active Directory identities for synchronisation with Azure Active Directory.

Powerful self-service

Password reset with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, dynamic groups with approvals and redesigned certificate management.

Enhanced security

Hybrid reporting and privileged access management to protect admin accounts, and support for new security protocols.


Common identity

Simplify identity lifecycle management with automated workflows, business rules and easy integration with heterogeneous platforms across the datacentre and cloud. Automate identity and group provisioning based on business policy and implement workflow-driven provisioning through a single interface. Extend Microsoft Identity Manager to support new scenarios through the Visual Studio and .NET development environments.

Protect data

Discover and map permissions across multiple systems to individual, assignable roles. Use role mining tools to discover permission sets for users across the enterprise to be later modelled and applied centrally. Increase visibility into compliance and the security state of systems across the organisation with in-depth auditing and reporting.

Enable users

Allow users to self-remediate identity issues, including group membership, smart card and password reset functions. An easy-to-use interface delivers increased productivity and satisfaction.

Unify access

Reduce the number of usernames and passwords needed to log in. Ensure admin accounts are only going where they need to go and doing what they need to do. Groups can automatically update their membership to ensure only the right people have access to your resources.

Why Microsoft Identity Manager?

How it works


Connect Active Directory identities to other locations like directories, databases and applications.


Exchange identities among these different locations, tuning them up as needed.


Enable password, group and certificate management for your users with simple self-service that can use strong security.


Use Azure Active Directory Connect to sync identities from Active Directory to Azure Active Directory, opening up a world of possibility, and deliver SaaS app single sign-on and self-service in the cloud.


How to buy Microsoft Identity Manager 2016

Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 is licensed on a per-user basis. A Client Access License (CAL) is required for each user whose identity is managed. A Windows Server license is required to use Microsoft Identity Manager 2016's server software as a Windows Server add-on.

Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 is also included with Azure Active Directory Premium which is part of Enterprise Mobility + Security.

Learn about Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

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