Windows Azure - Active Directory Services


Get cloud identity and access management solution on your terms

Windows Azure Active Directory is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution. Manage user accounts, get single sign on across Windows Azure, Microsoft online services like Microsoft Office 365 and a world of non-Microsoft SaaS applications. Extend and synchronize your on-premises directories and provision user accounts directly to your SaaS applications. Enable Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to enhance access protection. Windows Azure Active Directory offers developers an identity management platform to deliver access control to their applications, based on centralized policy and rules.


Simplify user access

Synchronize on-premises identities with Windows Azure Active Directory and enable single sign-on to simplify user access to cloud applications. Make it easier for end users to quickly and effectively launch cloud applications from within their personalized web-based Access Panel with a single set of credentials. Provide self-service password reset to your users through the Windows Azure Active Directory Premium offering.



Help protect sensitive data and applications

Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication helps prevent unauthorized access to both on-premises and cloud applications by providing an additional layer of authentication. Use Multi-Factor Authentication to reduce organizational risk and help comply with data protection and identity assurance regulations, while addressing user demand for a simple sign-in process. Security reports that monitor inconsistent access patterns help to mitigate potential threats.


Offer authentication and access management solution for developers

Windows Azure Active Directory offers developers an effective way to integrate identity management in their applications. Ensure that a consistent and appropriate access to your organization’s applications is maintained to help you meet critical internal security and compliance needs. Enable centralized authentication and authorization using identities hosted in Windows Azure Active Directory or social logins like Microsoft account, Facebook, Yahoo! and Google. Query directory objects’ details and relationships with Graph API.