75%(4)3 out of 4 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 10 pages.
What is Azure Active Directory?Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsofts Identity Management(IDM) �service and multi-tenant cloud based directory.The Azure AD provides a single sign-on (SSO) access to thousands of cloud SaaS Applications like Office365, Salesforce.com, DropBox, and Concur.If you are a Office365, Azure or Dynamics CRM Online customer, you might not realize that you are already using Azure AD.Every Office365, Azure and Dynamics CRM tenant is actually already an Azure AD tenant.Azure AD includes a full suite of IDM capabilities such as,Access & AuthenticationMulti-factor authenticationDevice registrationRole based access controlManagementSelf-service password managementSelf-service group managementPrivileged account managementMonitoring & AuditingApplication usage monitoringRich auditingSecurity monitoring and alertingThese capabilities can help secure cloud-based applications, streamline IT processes, cut costs and also help assure corporate compliance goals are pan.Benefits of Azure ADSingle Sign-On - Quickly adopt cloud services, with an easy single-sign-on experience powered by Azure ADs fully automated SaaS app access management and �provisioning services capabilities.Anywhere and Any Device Access - Empower employees with world-class cloud apps, service and self-service capabilities accessible from device.Secure Management - Easily and securely manage employee and vendor access to your corporate social media accounts.Secure Access - Improve application security with Azure AD multifactor authentication and conditional access.Application Monitoring - Monitor usage and protect your business from advanced threats with security reporting and monitoring.Secure mobile (remote) access to on-premises applications.These benefits enable secure and consistent, self-service application access management, empowering business owners to move quickly while cutting IT costs and overhead.Azure AD vs ADDSAzure AD and Windows Server Active Directory (AD) are used for Authentication. But Azure AD differs in many aspects, such as;It doesn't have,Active Directory forest and Trust relationsOrganizational UnitsGroup PoliciesIt uses Open AD connect, O-Auth, WS-federation and SAML protocols for Authentication and Authorization.Azure AD Domain Names
A domain name is an important part of the identifier for many directory resources such as,User name or email addressAddress for a groupApp ID URI for an application.Every domain name in Azure AD is either a basic\initial domain name, or a customdomain name.Azure AD basic Domain is in the form of <abc>.onmicrosoft.com and is created by default when you subscribe in Azure AD. Also, it gets established when a directory is created by the admin.