Microsoft Entra External ID
Personalize and help secure access to any application for customers and partners.
The future of external identities
Build more secure, flexible, and people-centric authentication experiences in customer and partner applications.
Establish more secure digital relationships
Help protect customer and partner identities with strong authentication and granular access policies. Maintain trust by protecting sensitive customer data.
Control access rights for any external user
Define the right level of access, govern identity lifecycles, and establish effective access controls for customers and partners.
Create people-centric experiences
Design easy, intuitive sign-up and sign-in experiences for your customers and partners.
Accelerate development of secure applications
Make it easy for your app development teams to embed identity security to any application or any customer experience.
Preview next-generation customer identity and access management
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for Customers, part of Microsoft Entra External ID, is now in preview. Try the preview to experience the new developer-friendly platform for secure, reliable, customized authentication experiences for your web and mobile applications.
Secure and manage all external identities
Deploy current-generation solutions for external identity management that help your organization secure and manage customer and partner identities.
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2C is a high-scale and powerful platform to configure sign-up, sign-in, and profile management for customer-facing applications. Azure AD B2C is generally available today.
Protect all identities with strong authentication
Enforce conditional access policies and multifactor authentication to prevent risky access and safeguard user credentials.
Design customized user experiences
Customize configurations, components, and branding to fit your specific requirements. Enhance application functionality and brand recognition.
Develop on a reliable identity platform
Gain scalability and performance with reliable access and authentication response times regardless of traffic demand.
Utilize developer resources
Developer tools and samples make it easy to integrate identity workflows into your apps and services.
Collaborate safely with all external partners through controlled access to resources. This feature is included in any Azure AD subscription.
Enable B2B collaboration
Share your company’s apps and services more securely with guest users from any other organization, while maintaining control over your own corporate data.
Collaborate using preferred identities
Sign into apps and services with their own corporate, school, or social identities without creating new identities.
Customize the onboarding experience
Reduce time for external users to start using organization's resources by customizing the user interface to match the company’s look and feel.
Deliver self-service sign-up flows
Encourage users to create their own accounts and access resources quickly and easily without requiring a manual onboarding process.
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)
Help protect your organization with an 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-privilege access across multicloud infrastructure.
Microsoft Entra Identity Governance
Simplify operations, meet regulatory requirements, and consolidate multiple- point solutions with a complete solution across on-premises and cloud-based user directories.
Microsoft Entra Workload Identities
Manage and help secure identities for digital workloads such as apps and services. Control access to cloud resources with risk-based policies and enforcement of least-privilege access.
Microsoft Entra Verified ID
Create, issue, and verify privacy-respecting decentralized identity credentials with an identity verification solution that helps you enable more secure interactions with anyone or anything.
Documentation and support for Microsoft Entra External ID
The new Developer Center
Microsoft Entra External ID supports a revamped and dedicated developer community with documentation, code samples for download, and other resources.
Microsoft Entra External ID documentation
Microsoft Entra External ID is a platform that enables organizations to secure and manage any external user, including customers and partners.
Microsoft Entra Identity Developer Blog
Explore identity topics including application development, management, and case studies on maximizing the Microsoft identity platform.
Frequently asked questions
Microsoft Entra External ID is a next-generation customer identity and access management (CIAM) solution for managing all external identities. These include customers, citizens, patients, partners, suppliers, and contractors within a single, unified platform.
This preview represents our developer-friendly platform that supports customer scenarios within an Azure AD experience. Our unified platform utilizes familiar development tools such as Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) and familiar governance and authorization tools to simplify and strengthen customer applications.
We encourage developers to share feedback with our product team to shape the new customer solution prior to general availability in early 2024.
Our current partner solution, offered through Azure AD as B2B Collaboration, remains generally available and can be used at its full scope today. B2B Collaboration is located on the Microsoft Entra admin portal within the Workforce tenet. Try the preview
Azure AD B2C is our current generation customer identity and access management product. Azure AD B2C will continue to remain a fully supported customer solution. There are no requirements for customers to migrate at this time and no plans to discontinue our current B2C product. Microsoft is committed to continued investment in the Azure AD B2C product.
We encourage you to try out the next-generation platform, Microsoft Entra External ID, and give us your feedback while sharing your priorities. Get started with Azure AD B2C
B2B Collaboration remains generally available today. It lives in the same location on the Microsoft Entra admin portal within the Workforce tenet. Get started with Azure AD