Azure Active Directory

Safeguard your organization with a cloud identity and access management solution that connects employees, customers and partners to their apps, devices, and data.

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Protect your users, apps, workloads, and devices

Learn how Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) can help with your identity and access management business challenges.

Secure adaptive access

Protect access to resources and data using strong authentication and risk-based adaptive access policies without compromising user experience.

Seamless user experiences

Provide an easy, fast sign-in experience across your multicloud environment to keep your users productive, reduce time managing passwords, and increase productivity.

Unified identity management

Manage all your identities and access to all your applications in a central location, whether they’re in the cloud or on-premises, to improve visibility and control.

Simplified identity governance

Control access to apps and data for all users and admins efficiently with automated identity governance to ensure only authorized users have access.

Multicloud identity and access management

Azure AD is an integrated cloud identity and access solution, and a leader in the market for managing directories, enabling access to applications, and protecting identities.

Comprehensive capabilities

Azure AD helps protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks.

  • 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.

  • External identities

    Share resources or apps with users outside your organization.

  • Identity governance

    Help protect, monitor, and audit access to critical assets.

  • Passwordless

    Provide ease of use without the inherent risk of passwords.

  • Lifecycle management

    Automate and simplify the access lifecycle.

  • Identity protection

    Automate detection and remediation of identity-based risks.

  • Privileged identity management

    Strengthen the security of your privileged accounts.

  • App integrations

    Simplify app access from anywhere with single sign-on.

Industry recognition

See why more than 300,000 organizations use Azure AD

Azure AD plans and pricing

Azure AD comes in four editions:
 

  • Azure AD Free - The free edition of Azure AD is included with a subscription of a commercial online service such as Azure, Dynamics 365, Intune, Power Platform, and others.3
     
  • Office 365 - Additional Azure AD features are included with Office 365 E1, E3, E5, F1, and F3 subscriptions.4
     
  • Azure AD Premium P1 - Azure AD Premium P1, included with Microsoft 365 E3, offers a free 30-day trial. Azure and Office 365 subscribers can buy Azure AD Premium P1 online.
     
  • Azure AD Premium P2 - Azure AD Premium P2, included with Microsoft 365 E5, offers a free 30-day trial. Azure and Office 365 subscribers can buy Azure Active Directory Premium P2 online.

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2. Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Access Management, 01 November 2021, Henrique Teixeira, Abhyuday Data, Michael Kelley
3. The free edition of Azure AD is included with a subscription of a commercial online service such as Azure, Dynamics 365, Intune, Power Platform, and others in countries where they are available for sale.
4. Additional Azure AD features are included with Office 365 E1, E3, E5, F1, and F3 subscriptions in countries where they are available for sale.

Azure AD empowers organizations to manage and secure identities for employees, partners, and customers to access the applications and services they need. Azure AD provides an identity solution that integrates broadly, from on-premises legacy apps to thousands of top software as a service (SaaS) applications, delivering a seamless end-user experience and improved visibility and control.