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Secure and seamless access to all your apps

Increase workforce productivity with secure, single sign-on (SSO) to thousands of cloud, on-premises, and custom-built apps with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Microsoft named a Leader in Access Management

Gartner named Microsoft a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Access Management based on our Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.1

Benefits of managing your apps with Azure AD

Enhanced security

Safeguard access to your apps by enforcing strong authentication and adaptive risk-based access policies.

Improved productivity

Provide seamless end-user access with single sign-on and help your workforce discover apps they need.

Reduced IT costs

Save time and resources by centralizing management of your apps, data, and resources.

Apps you can connect with Azure AD

Connect any cloud and software as a service (SaaS), on-premises, or custom-built apps.

SaaS and cloud apps

Choose from thousands of pre-integrated apps to quickly deploy single sign-on and user provisioning.

On-premises apps

Securely connect all your on-premises or legacy authentication-based apps.

Custom apps

Enable single sign-on and centralized management for your custom-built apps.

Secure access to all apps with single sign-on

Give all your users seamless and secure access to all the apps they need to get their work done.


Help boost productivity in your workforce and IT department with seamless and more secure access and scalable app management.

  • Single sign-on
    Sign in once to access all your apps and company resources.

  • User provisioning
    Automate user provisioning or deprovisioning across all your apps and ensure identities in your systems are kept up to date.

  • End-user experiences
    Streamline app discovery and access for your users with the My Apps portal.

  • Conditional Access
    Apply risk-based access controls to your apps.

  • Identity protection
    Automate the detection and remediation of identity-based risks and streamline threat investigation.

  • Self-service password reset
    Empower employees to reset passwords on their own and reduce support costs.

Get up to 123% return on investment securing apps with Azure AD

Improve user productivity, gain IT efficiencies, and reduce costs. Learn more in the commissioned Forrester Consulting Study: The Total Economic Impact™ of Securing Apps with Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

Where Azure AD is making a difference

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JetBlue simplifies access to custom apps and other vital customer engagement tools for crewmembers and business partners with Azure AD.

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Mitsui transitioned from Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to Azure AD and made it easier to integrate and adopt SaaS apps in their environment.

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Mattress Firm

Mattress Firm deployed Azure AD to securely connect Firstline Workers to their SaaS apps and to each other.

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ASOS adopted Azure AD for their entire SaaS ecosystem to improve security, efficiency, and productivity.

Deploy single sign-on for all your apps

Start quickly with out-of-the-box integrations and learn how to deploy single sign-on for all your apps.

Empower your workforce while ensuring secure access

Join this on-demand webinar to learn how you can empower your workforce by creating a more effortless, secure, and streamlined end-user experience with Azure AD.


This diagram shows how to consolidate and secure access to all apps, whether they’re on premises or in the cloud, with Azure AD. Azure AD can be synchronized with on-premises Active Directory, connected to cloud HR systems such as SAP SuccessFactors and Workday, and enabled for external users.

Once users are connected to Azure AD, you can enable secure access and single sign-on to all apps including SaaS apps, custom-built cloud apps, and on-premises apps.

For on-premises apps, you can use Azure AD Application Proxy or an app delivery controller and networking solution such as Akamai, Citrix, F5, or Zscaler.

More about Azure AD

A refreshed My Apps experience

Help your workforce discover and connect to all their apps with the reimagined My Apps portal.

Azure AD app news

Read our app management announcements and see the new apps published in our gallery.

SAP SuccessFactors user provisioning

Automate user provisioning from SAP SuccessFactors to Azure AD, now in public preview.

Staged rollout preview

Migrate user authentication from federation to cloud authentication in a staged and controlled manner.

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