Competing today requires a focus on digital transformation and empowering everyone to be creative and work together securely. To create a modern workplace, you must provide seamless access to the tools and data people need, wherever they are, on whichever device they choose. To help keep your modern workplace secure, you need to protect your data effectively as it traverses many applications and locations with Azure AD.
A modern approach to identity and access management (IAM) can help you enable this transformation for a modern workplace. At its core is the adoption of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to establish one, unified identity, and provide an easy way to centralise authentication for many types of applications and services. By adopting Azure AD, you can provide effortless user experiences, unlock IT efficiencies and enhance security and compliance.
Once you’ve established one unified identity, your users can focus on innovation and work effectively on teams of all sizes. At the same time, Azure AD integrates once-disparate identity management tasks for IT simplicity and supports intelligent security. In this e-book, we’ll take you on a quick tour of what you can accomplish with Azure AD and how to use it to its full potential.
What is Azure AD?
Azure AD is Microsoft’s cloud-based directory and identity management service. It combines core directory services, advanced identity protection and application access management. Azure AD delivers single sign-on (SSO) access to on-premises and cloud applications, helping users to stay productive. By using Azure AD, developers can quickly integrate IAM into their applications.
The solution provides a full range of modern IAM capabilities, including conditional access with multi-factor authentication (MFA) and password-free login options, single sign-on, self-service password management, rolebased access control and intelligent security monitoring and alerting capabilities.
As it is hosted as a fully managed cloud service, Azure AD is the ideal service for combining user accounts into a single, unified, highly secure identity. It employs the same Active Directory technology used by thousands of businesses around the world, supporting seamless synchronisation from on-premises identity servers – yet with the accessibility and cross-platform capabilities of the cloud.
It includes solutions for authenticating users for software-asa- service (SaaS), on-premises, web and mobile applications using a unified identity. That identity also simplifies the process of monitoring and controlling application access, because all authentications flow through a single system. To maximise the value of Azure AD, the one-identity-per-user model should be prioritised.
Download Crash course in Azure Active Directory and learn everything you need to know about setting up Azure AD in your organisation. This free eBook includes:
- An overview of Azure AD and how it works
- The benefits of utilizing one unified, secure identity
- How Azure AD improves user experiences
- What Azure AD does to secure identities