When secure access is seamless, security is innovation

Secure access for a connected world with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Strengthen security with intelligent adaptive access

Stop attacks in real time with automated detection and remediation. Enforce granular access controls with risk-based adaptive access policies enhanced by AI to prevent risky sign-ins. Respond swiftly to threats with unparalleled visibility across users, devices, apps, and sessions.

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A person leaning over a desk using a laptop.

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


Safeguard access to your apps

Boost security by connecting all your cloud, custom-built, and on-premises apps to Azure AD. Improve productivity with single sign-on from anywhere on any device. Use multi-factor authentication to help ensure only verified users and trustworthy devices can access your resources.

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A person using a laptop.

Empower employees with seamless sign-in

Provide fast, easy sign-in experiences that make it more convenient for employees to work anywhere with any device. Enhance security and simplify access with passwordless authentication. Reduce helpdesk calls by letting employees use self-service tools to manage contact info, reset passwords, or monitor sign-in activity.

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A person in the backseat of a car using their laptop and mobile phone.
The Little Potato Company.

Azure Active Directory caught the access attempts and then orchestrated the response by locking out the user and prompting them to change their password.

Doug Howell: Director of IT, The Little Potato Company

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