Azure Active Directory Identity Governance

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

Benefits of identity governance

Improve productivity

Empower employee and business partner access to resources at enterprise scale.

Strengthen security

Reduce risk arising from access abuse and make smart access decisions based on machine learning.

Streamline compliance process

Consistently control access across all apps based on organizational and regulatory policies.

What is identity governance in the cloud?

Identity governance is the management of identity and access rights across multiple apps and services to meet regulatory and security requirements.

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Why is governance important in identity management?

Failure to manage user access to sensitive resources places companies at increased risk. Managing access rights while balancing with productivity goals is critical.

Identity Governance in Azure AD

Azure AD Identity Governance enables organizations to efficiently and securely manage their digital identities by ensuring the right people have the right access to the right resources.

Ensure security productivity with the right controls

Azure AD Identity Governance helps you to protect, monitor, and audit access to critical assets while ensuring employee productivity.

Lifecycle management

Automate lifecycle management for users and guests, and manage access rights and certification.

Privileged identity management

Govern privileged access and limit excessive access.

Microsoft Entra Permissions Management

Discover, remediate, and monitor permission risks for any identity and any resource in your multicloud infrastructure.​


Assign each user a role that provides the permissions they need.

Reports and monitoring

Get a comprehensive view of activity in your environment.

Additional resources

Microsoft recognized as a leader

Analyst firm rates Microsoft ahead of other vendors in IDaaS Identity Governance and Administration leadership.

Identity governance for modern organizations

Learn how organizations can take advantage of Azure AD governance features.

What is identity governance

Learn about identity governance and how Microsoft can help organizations ensure compliance and the right levels of access.

Identity governance for guest collaboration

Learn how Azure AD Identity Governance uses automated access reviews and smart recommendations to facilitate guest collaboration.