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Get started with Azure Active Directory

If you’re using Microsoft 365, you have Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Azure AD is now part of Microsoft Entra

Step into tomorrow with Microsoft Entra, the new family of multicloud identity and access products to help you secure access for a connected world.

I have Office 365, Microsoft 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, Intune, or Power Platform

Step 1:

You already have Azure AD as part of your Microsoft Cloud service, get started by enabling it.

Enable Azure AD


Step 2:

Learn how to use Azure AD with technical documentation and tutorials.

Explore Azure AD fundamentals

I do not have a Microsoft Cloud service


Step 1:

Sign up for a free 12-month Azure trial to access Azure AD in the Microsoft Entra portal.

Sign up


Step 2:

Sign into the Microsoft Entra portal with your new Azure account.

Sign in


Azure AD Premium for new customers

Find out how to purchase Azure AD if you don’t have Azure or Microsoft 365.

Microsoft 365 and Azure customers

Sign up for an Azure AD Premium plan.

Azure AD documentation

Learn how to deploy Azure AD, from fundamentals to advanced features.

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