Glossary

Azure AD

Azure AD, or Azure Active Directory, is a cloud-based identity and access management platform provided by Microsoft. It allows organizations to manage user identities, access to resources, and security for their applications and services. Azure AD provides a single sign-on solution for users to access all of their applications and resources, including those hosted on-premises and in the cloud.

Azure AD allows organizations to create and manage user accounts, groups, and roles. It also enables users to authenticate using their existing corporate credentials, such as their email address and password. This enables users to access their applications and resources without the need to remember multiple usernames and passwords.

In addition to providing single sign-on and authentication capabilities, Azure AD also enables organizations to enforce access control policies and manage permissions for their applications and resources. This includes the ability to set up multi-factor authentication to provide an additional layer of security for users.

It also integrates with other Microsoft products and services, such as Office 365 and Dynamics 365, as well as third-party applications and services. This enables organizations to manage access to all of their resources from a single platform.

Azure AD is a powerful tool for managing user identities, access to resources, and security for applications and services within an organization. It provides a single sign-on solution for users and enables organizations to enforce access control policies and manage permissions for their resources.