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Microsoft Entra Workload ID

Help secure identities for apps and services and their access to cloud resources.

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Help your organization be better prepared for the opportunities and challenges ahead by adopting a comprehensive defense-in-depth strategy that spans identity, endpoint, and network.

Help manage and secure access by apps and services to cloud resources

Apply adaptive access policies

Assign conditional access policies to your apps or services based on location and risk level, all in one place.

Detect compromised identities

Help reduce risk exposure by intelligently detecting and responding to compromised workload identities.

Simplify lifecycle management

Manage lifecycles more easily with insight into access activities and status of workload identities.

Introducing Microsoft Entra Workload Identities

Introducing Microsoft Entra Workload ID

What are workload identities?

Workload identities are identities granted to apps or services that need to access and communicate with other services. 

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Help protect apps and services with Microsoft Entra Workload ID

Enhance security with conditional access

Enhance security with conditional access

Create security policies for each workload identity using conditional access.

Contain threats and reduce risk

Contain threats and reduce risk

Intelligently detect and respond to compromised workload identities using cloud-based AI.

Review usage and implement least privilege

Review usage and implement least privilege

Regularly review access of workload identities assigned to their privileged roles.

Get more insight into workload identities

Get more insight into workload identities

See unused workload identities and receive actionable recommendations to address security issues.

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Microsoft Entra Workload ID

Originally starting from $3.00 now starting from $3.00

$3.00 $3.00

workload identity/month

  • Use Microsoft Entra Workload ID to:

  • Control workload identity access with adaptive policies.

  • Reduce the risk exposure from lost or stolen identities or credentials.

  • Get a comprehensive health-check view of workload identities.

  • Get more insight into the status of workload identities. Try Microsoft Entra Workload ID free for 90 days.

  • Microsoft Entra Workload ID Premium is currently available for enterprise applications.

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.

Network access

  • 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.

Additional resources


Microsoft Entra Workload ID overview video

Learn how to help secure workload identities with Microsoft Entra Workload ID.


An introduction to Microsoft Entra Workload ID

Quickly get up to speed on what workload identities are and how Microsoft Entra Workload ID helps address business challenges.


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Get product news, configuration guidance, product instructions, and tips about the Microsoft Entra family of products.

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Frequently asked questions

  • You will need an Azure or Microsoft 365 subscription. Use an existing subscription or set up a new one, then sign in to the Microsoft 365 portal or Microsoft Entra admin center with your credentials to buy Microsoft Entra Workload ID licenses.

  • Yes, conditional access for workload identities is a premium feature that requires a license. Learn more.

  • Yes, customers can use a combination of licenses under one tenant.

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