Azure Active Directory

A complete identity and access management solution with integrated security.

Protect all your users and data

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on, multifactor authentication, and conditional access to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks.

"Gartner named Microsoft a Leader in 2021 Magic Quadrant for Access Management."

Why trust Azure AD?



Customers who trust Azure AD.

425 million


Monthly active users supported by Azure AD.

30 billion.


Authentications processed each day.


Single sign-on

Connect your workforce to all your apps, from any location, using any device.

Multifactor authentication

Help safeguard access to data and apps and keep it simple for users.

Conditional access

Apply the right access controls to keep your organization more secure.

Lifecycle management: Automate and simplify the access lifecycle.

User and group management: Assign licenses and app access and add or manage domain names.

Identity protection: Automate detection and remediation of identity-based risks.

Privileged identity management: Strengthen the security of your privileged accounts.

App management: Simplify app access from anywhere with single sign-on.

External identities: Share resources or apps with users outside your organization.

Microsoft identity platform: Authentication service, open-source libraries, and app management tools.

Device management: Allow users to be productive from anywhere while protecting your organization’s assets.

Domain services: Lift and shift legacy apps without needing to manage the environment in the cloud.

Frontline worker identity: Empower your Frontline Workforce to achieve more.

Hybrid application access: Secure access to on-premises apps without having to update or change them.

Hybrid identity: Seamlessly and securely access resources from anywhere.

Identity governance: Help protect, monitor, and audit access to critical assets.

Identity verification: Automate and simplify the access lifecycle.

Managed identities: Eliminate the need to manage credentials.

Password protection: Define custom password protection policies to increase security.

Passwordless: Provide ease of use without the inherent risk of passwords.

Reports and monitoring: Get a comprehensive view of activity and gain insights into your environment.

Roles: Distribute identity management tasks.

User self-service portals: Enable employees to manage their own identity.

Explore thousands of app integrations with Azure AD.

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Microsoft has dominance in the enterprise identity directory space and a large customer ecosystem, providing detailed insights into what users are facing across the globe in a dynamic fashion.


Azure AD provides directory services, identity federation, and access management from the cloud in a single, unified solution with extensive integration opportunities.


Azure AD features and videos

Quickly get up to speed on features and capabilities in Azure AD and learn how to deploy them.

Azure AD roadmap

See what’s in development, what’s rolling out, and what’s launched with Azure AD as part of the Microsoft 365 roadmap.

Identity standards and protocols

Learn more about standards and protocols such as FIDO2, OAuth, OpenID Connect, and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).

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