Definition

Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD)

This definition is part of our Essential Guide: The essential Office 365 migration guide
Contributor(s): Toni Boger

Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD) is a cloud service that provides administrators with the ability to manage end user identities and access privileges.

The service gives administrators the freedom to choose which information will stay in the cloud, who can manage or use the information, what services or applications can access the information and which end users can have access. Windows Azure AD can be integrated with on-premises Active Directory (AD). If it's integrated with AD, administrators can allow single sign-on (SSO) so end users don't have to enter passwords multiple times to access cloud applications.

Active Directory Premium, which is a paid offering of Windows Azure AD,  provides additional features including user self-service password reset, group-based application access, additional security reports and a corporate branding option. 

 

 

This was last updated in December 2013

Continue Reading About Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD)

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchExchange

SearchSQLServer

SearchWinIT

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchVirtualDesktop

Close