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Microsoft Entra Identity Governance Preview

Automatically ensure that the right people have the right access to the right apps and services at the right time.
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Enhance productivity and security

Identity governance increases employee productivity and helps meet compliance and regulatory requirements.

Improve productivity

Automate employee, supplier, and business partner access to apps and services—in the cloud and on-premises—at enterprise scale. Help ensure that people have access when they require it—without the burden of manual approvals.

Strengthen security

Reduce risk arising from access abuse and make smart access decisions based on machine learning. Set up requirements for recurring reviews to ensure that there is a continuing need for users, group memberships, and access.

Simply powerful. Powerfully simple.

Cloud-based, for straightforward deployment and operation. Flexible, to support both cloud and on-premises apps and resources. Integrated, for unparalleled support of Microsoft resources. Open, to support hundreds of non-Microsoft apps. Robust, to meet the needs of all types of organizations.

Automate routine tasks

Delegate day-to-day resource access requests to relevant business groups, and automate the approval process for customary resource access to help you focus on AI-provided insights and exceptions.

Govern access to your resources

Safeguard access for employees and partners

Automate the entire employee identity lifecycle

Design workflows to automatically create an identity via a signal from an HR system. Automatically update accesses when employees change roles or move. Gracefully remove access when the employee leaves the organization.

Assign employee access to resources

Automatically assign app and resource access based on employee group memberships. Ensure that conflicting access (with app administrators and app users, for example) can’t occur with Separation of Duties. Delegate access decisions to business groups.

Allow guest and partner access to resources

Enable business groups to securely allow access to partners, suppliers, and guests via the same robust entitlement management and access review capabilities that employees use—with the same exception handling and rich reporting.

Control identities and access

Automatically create user identities and roles in the apps users need to access, and maintain and remove user identities as status or roles change.

Identity governance capabilities with Microsoft Entra

Get a robust set of identity governance capabilities with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Premium P2, part of the Microsoft Entra product family.

Entitlement management

Manage the identity and resource access lifecycle at scale, by automating access request workflows, access assignments, reviews, and expiration.

Lifecycle workflows

Design workflows to ensure new employees and those with role changes are productive immediately—and that accesses are removed when employees leave.

Access reviews

Ensure that users or guests have appropriate access and still need it, based on automated insight. Enable self-assessment or assign reviewers.

Privileged identity management

Automatically mitigate excessive, unnecessary, or misused access to important resources in your organization with time and approval-based role activation.

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Microsoft Entra Identity Governance Preview

Microsoft Entra Identity Governance Preview capabilities are currently available with an Azure AD Premium P2 subscription or free trial: 

  • Azure AD Premium P2 is included with Microsoft 365 E5 and offers a free 30-day trial.
  • Azure and Office 365 subscribers can buy Azure AD Premium P2 online.

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Leadership Compass for Identity Fabrics

KuppingerCole has rated Microsoft as an Overall Leader, Market Leader, Innovation Leader, and Product Leader in the 2022 Leadership Compass for Identity Fabrics.

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Leadership Compass for Access Management

KuppingerCole has rated Microsoft as an Overall Leader, Market Leader, Innovation Leader, and Product Leader in the 2022 Leadership Compass for Access Management.

Documentation and training

Lifecycle management documentation

See how lifecycle management works in Azure AD. 

Apps that work with Azure AD

Find all apps for which Azure AD supports preintegrated provisioning connectors, and learn how to configure them. 

Lifecycle and provisioning concepts

Get an overview of lifecycle and provisioning processes.

More from the Microsoft Entra family of products

Unify your multicloud identity and access solutions to secure access for a connected world.

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)

Safeguard your organization with the Microsoft Entra identity and access management solution that connects people to their apps, devices, and data.

Microsoft Entra Permissions Management

Detect, remediate, and monitor unused and excessive permissions. Enable Zero Trust security with least-privileged access across multicloud infrastructure.

Microsoft Entra Verified ID

Create, issue, and verify privacy-respecting, decentralized identity credentials to enable more secure interactions with people, apps, and devices.

Microsoft Entra Workload Identities

Manage and secure identities for digital workloads, such as apps and services. Control their access to cloud resources with risk-based policies and enforcement of least-privileged access.

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