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Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is now Microsoft Entra ID.

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Microsoft Entra

Secure access for a connected world

Protect any identity and secure access to any resource with a family of multicloud identity and network access solutions.

Unified identity and network access

With a single place to secure identities and access, protecting your digital everything has never been easier.

Secure access to any app or resource from anywhere

Take advantage of adaptive identity and network access controls to secure access to any app or resource for every user or digital workload across your entire environment.

Protect and verify every identity

Implement consistent security policies for every user—employees, frontline workers, customers, partners—as well as apps, devices, and workloads across multicloud and hybrid.

Provide only the access necessary

Discover and right-size permissions, manage access lifecycles, and ensure least privilege access for any identity.

Simplify the user experience

Reduce IT friction and improve the hybrid workforce experience with seamless access to any resource, single sign-on, user self-service management, and automated lifecycle workflows.

Take a tour of Microsoft Entra

Learn how unified multicloud identity and network access help you protect and verify identities, manage permissions, and enforce intelligent access policies, all in one place.

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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.

  • Microsoft Entra Domain Services

    Manage your domain controllers in the cloud.

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.

Microsoft Copilot for Security is now generally available

Use natural language queries to investigate incidents with Copilot, now with integrations across the Microsoft Security suite of products.

Discover the Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Entra

Diagram showing various metrics like ROI, increased revenue, net present value and reduced risk of security breach for the TEI of Microsoft Entra

Get started with Microsoft Entra

  • Microsoft Entra subscription options

  • Get cost-effective security for your identities and resources with a family of identity and network access solutions.

See why customers trust Microsoft Entra

CONA Services
“Adopting Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure Active Directory) as our primary cloud directory was our avenue to bring guest users into a common resource tenant. That enhances our ability to use single-tenant applications across multiple legal entities.”

- Sean Campbell, Senior Director of Risk, Compliance, and Cyber Security, CONA Services

Consistently recognized as a Leader by industry analysts


Microsoft recognized for seventh year

Microsoft is a seven-time Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Access Management. 2,3

KuppingerCole Analysts

A leader in access management

Learn why KuppingerCole rates Microsoft a strong positive across all product and leadership dimensions in access management.4

Frost and Sullivan

2022 Company of the Year for Global Identity and Access Management

Frost & Sullivan has named Microsoft the 2022 Company of the Year for the Global Identity and Access Management industry.5

Stay current with identity and access information


Microsoft Entra technical documentation

Find content to help protect identities and secure access with Microsoft Entra.


Microsoft Security blog

Get the latest news on foundational identity and access strategies, best practices, and insights from Microsoft executives in this blog for chief information security officers.


Microsoft Entra blog

Learn about the latest products and features, plus tips to more effectively secure access for all identities.


Training and certifications

Engage in self-paced learning to get the most from Microsoft Entra and earn certifications to keep pace with today’s technical role requirements.

Frequently asked questions

  • Microsoft Entra is the product family name for all identity and network access solutions from Microsoft. It’s part of the Microsoft Security portfolio, which also includes Microsoft Purview for compliance, Microsoft Priva for privacy, Microsoft Defender for cyberthreat protection and cloud security, and Microsoft Sentinel for security information and event management (SIEM).

    When Microsoft announced Microsoft Entra in May 2022, the Microsoft Entra product family consisted of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Microsoft Entra Permissions Management, and Microsoft Entra Verified ID. The current product family has expanded beyond identity and access management into new market categories such as security service edge. Microsoft Entra is the new unifying brand for this portfolio of products. To align with this change, Azure AD is now Microsoft Entra ID.

    Today, the Microsoft Entra product family includes:

    • Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure Active Directory)
    • Microsoft Entra ID Governance
    • Microsoft Entra External ID (Azure AD External Identities)
    • Microsoft Entra Permissions Management
    • Microsoft Entra Verified ID
    • Microsoft Entra Workload ID
    • Microsoft Entra Internet Access
    • Microsoft Entra Private Access
  • Microsoft Entra is a comprehensive family of identity and network access products.

  • Azure AD is now Microsoft Entra ID. It’s the foundational product of the Microsoft Entra product family.

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  • To purchase Microsoft Entra, start with subscriptions to Microsoft Entra ID P1 or P2 licenses, which can also be purchased as part of Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 licenses. Other products in the Microsoft Entra family can be purchased as add-on or standalone solutions.

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  • [1] The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Entra, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, March 2023. Results are for a composite organization representative of interviewed customers.
  • [2] Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    Gartner is a registered trademark and service mark and Magic Quadrant is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.
  • [3] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Henrique Teixeira, Abhyuday Data, Nathan Harris, Robertson Pimentel. 16 November 2023.
  • [4] KuppingerCole, Leadership Compass: Access Management 2022, Richard Hill, April 26, 2022.
  • [5] Frost & Sullivan, Microsoft 2022 Company of the Year, Global Identity and Access Management Industry, 2022.

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