With Azure Active Directory you can get single sign-on to thousands of cloud SaaS and on-premises applications in a secure and productive way.
"With Azure Active Directory, Royal Dutch Shell provides fast, highly secure access to external vendors, cutting onboarding time from months to less than a week. “With SaaS solutions, you gain speed-of-change. Moving to the cloud is the overall Shell strategy to obtain a much more agile, fast-moving environment than we could with an on-premises space.”
Johan Krebbers IT Chief Technology Officer at Royal Dutch Shell
Identity: The Control Plane of the Enterprise
Your organization spent time and energy maintaining your on-premises Active Directory. Now, IT can provide the same controls, sign on and management experience to cloud applications hosted in the public cloud.
Azure Active Directory:
You can get a free trial of Azure AD Premium to test these features, and our experts at Enabling Technologies can help you get them set up.
For a visual explanation of Azure AD, check out the 11-minute video. Many new capabilities have been added since its recording, but the fundamentals are still sound.
Microsoft's access management offerings are Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Premium and Azure AD B2C. Microsoft uses an IDaaS delivery model, which includes Azure AD Connect to support on-premises directory integration and synchronization. The company added Passthrough Authentication and SSO functionality in 2017. This feature set uses lightweight components similar to other vendors, and it can replace Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) for some organizations that don't need AD FS for on-premises application integration. Azure AD Premium includes reporting, security analytics and MFA, and some user-provisioning functionality for SaaS apps. It also includes a license to use Microsoft Identity Manager, its software tool, which provides identity synchronization with some workflow support for on-premises systems. Microsoft has a broad portfolio of infrastructure, platforms, applications and services, many of which are underpinned by Azure AD.