Protect your business with identity and access management in the cloud
Get single sign-on to thousands of cloud apps and access to web apps that you run on-premises with Azure Active Directory Premium. Built for ease of use, Azure Active Directory management tools enable collaboration and deliver holistic identity protection and adaptive access control.
Gartner Magic Quadrant
Microsoft recognized in Leader Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service, Worldwide
Benefits of Active Directory
Single sign-on to any cloud and on-premises web app
Azure Active Directory provides secure single sign-on to cloud and on-premises applications including Microsoft Office 365 and thousands of SaaS applications such as Salesforce, Workday, DocuSign, ServiceNow, and Box.See more supported SaaS apps
Easily extend Active Directory to the cloud
Connect Active Directory and other on-premises directories to Azure Active Directory in just a few clicks and maintain a consistent set of users, groups, passwords, and devices across both environments.Connect on-premises directories with Azure
Works with iOS, Mac OS X, Android and Windows devices
Users can launch applications from a personalized web-based access panel, mobile app, Office 365, or custom company portals using their existing work credentials—and have the same experience whether they’re working on iOS, Mac OS X, Android and Windows devices.
Protect sensitive data and applications
Enhance application access security with unique identity protection capabilities that provide a consolidated view into suspicious sign-in activities and potential vulnerabilities. Take advantage of advanced security reports, notifications, remediation recommendations and risk-based policies to protect your business from current and future threats.
Protect on-premises web applications with secure remote access
Access your on-premises web applications from everywhere and protect with multi-factor authentication, conditional access policies, and group-based access management. Users can access SaaS and on-premises web apps from the same portal.
Reduce costs and enhance security with self-service capabilities
Delegate important tasks such as resetting passwords and the creation and management of groups to your employees. Providing self-service application access and password management through verification steps can reduce helpdesk calls and enhance security.
Enterprise scale and SLA
Azure Active Directory Premium offers enterprise-grade scale and reliability. As the directory for Office 365, it already hosts hundreds of millions of users and handles billions of authentications every day. The high availability service is hosted in globally distributed datacenters in 17 regions, with worldwide technical support that provides a 99.9% SLA.
Azure Active Directory applications: New apps
Boost mobile productivity with secured access to applications
Using Azure Active Directory Premium, Bristow Group provided its helicopter pilots and support crews—a highly mobile workforce—easier access to critical enterprise applications, both on-premises and in the cloud.Read the case study
Save time with simplified identity management
Royal Dutch Shell chose Azure Active Directory to simplify identity management for vendors and employees. Now the company provides fast, secured access to external vendors, cutting onboarding time from months to less than a week.Read the case study