Reimagine secure access with Microsoft Entra
Discover the latest identity and access innovations and how to strengthen your defenses with Microsoft Entra.
Unified identity and network access
With a single place to secure identities and access, protecting your digital everything has never been easier.
Secure access to any app or resource from anywhere
Take advantage of adaptive identity and network access controls to secure access to any app or resource for every user or digital workload across your entire environment.
Protect and verify every identity
Implement consistent security policies for every user—employees, frontline workers, customers, partners—as well as apps, devices, and workloads across multicloud and hybrid.
Provide only the access necessary
Discover and right-size permissions, manage access lifecycles, and ensure least privilege access for any identity.
Simplify the user experience
Reduce IT friction and improve the hybrid workforce experience with seamless access to any resource, single sign-on, user self-service management, and automated lifecycle workflows.
Take a tour of Microsoft Entra
Learn how unified multicloud identity and network access help you protect and verify identities, manage permissions, and enforce intelligent access policies, all in one place.
Explore the Microsoft Entra product family
Safeguard connections between people, apps, resources, and devices with multicloud identity and network access products.
Identity and access management
Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure Active Directory)
Manage and protect users, apps, workloads, and devices.
Microsoft Entra ID Governance
Protect, monitor, and audit access to critical assets.
Microsoft Entra External ID
Provide your customers and partners with secure access to any app.
New identity categories
Microsoft Entra Verified ID
Issue and verify identity credentials based on open standards.
Microsoft Entra Permissions Management
Manage identity permissions across your multicloud infrastructure.
Microsoft Entra Workload ID
Help apps and services to securely access cloud resources.
Microsoft Entra Internet Access
Secure access to internet, software as a service, and Microsoft 365 apps.
Microsoft Entra Private Access
Help users to securely connect to private apps from anywhere.
Discover the Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Entra
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Microsoft Entra subscription options
Get cost-effective security for your identities and resources with a family of identity and network access solutions.
See why customers trust Microsoft Entra
Consistently recognized as a Leader by industry analysts
A leader in access management
Learn why KuppingerCole rates Microsoft a strong positive across all product and leadership dimensions in access management.4
2022 Company of the Year for Global Identity and Access Management
Frost & Sullivan has named Microsoft the 2022 Company of the Year for the Global Identity and Access Management industry.5
Stay current with identity and access information
Microsoft Entra technical documentation
Find content to help protect identities and secure access with Microsoft Entra.
Microsoft Security blog
Get the latest news on foundational identity and access strategies, best practices, and insights from Microsoft executives in this blog for chief information security officers.
Microsoft Entra blog
Learn about the latest products and features, plus tips to more effectively secure access for all identities.
Training and certifications
Engage in self-paced learning to get the most from Microsoft Entra and earn certifications to keep pace with today’s technical role requirements.
Frequently asked questions
Microsoft Entra is the product family name for all identity and network access solutions from Microsoft. It’s part of the Microsoft Security portfolio, which also includes Microsoft Purview for compliance, Microsoft Priva for privacy, Microsoft Defender for threat protection and cloud security, and Microsoft Sentinel for security information and event management (SIEM).
When Microsoft announced Microsoft Entra in May 2022, the Microsoft Entra product family consisted of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Microsoft Entra Permissions Management, and Microsoft Entra Verified ID. The current product family has expanded beyond identity and access management into new market categories such as security service edge. Microsoft Entra is the new unifying brand for this portfolio of products. To align with this change, Azure AD is becoming Microsoft Entra ID.
Today, the Microsoft Entra product family includes:
- Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure Active Directory)
- Microsoft Entra ID Governance
- Microsoft Entra External ID (Azure AD External Identities)
- Microsoft Entra Permissions Management
- Microsoft Entra Verified ID
- Microsoft Entra Workload ID
- Microsoft Entra Internet Access
- Microsoft Entra Private Access
Microsoft Entra is a comprehensive family of identity and network access products.
To purchase Microsoft Entra, start with subscriptions to Microsoft Entra ID P1 or P2 licenses, which can also be purchased as part of Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 licenses. Other products in the Microsoft Entra family can be purchased as add-on or standalone solutions.
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-  The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Entra, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, March 2023. Results are for a composite organization representative of interviewed customers.
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Gartner is a registered trademark and service mark and Magic Quadrant is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.
-  Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Henrique Teixeira, Abhyuday Data, Michael Kelly, James Hoover, Brian Guthrie, 1 November 2022.
-  KuppingerCole, Leadership Compass: Access Management 2022, Richard Hill, April 26, 2022.
-  Frost & Sullivan, Microsoft 2022 Company of the Year, Global Identity and Access Management Industry, 2022.