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Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)

Overview of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and links to how it’s used in DataSelf solutions.

Azure AD is a identity management system in Microsoft Azure that enables administrator to configure accessibility of users and groups to services and resources.

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra, is an enterprise identity service that provides single sign-on, multifactor authentication, and conditional access to guard against 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks.

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Azure AD Compared to Window’s AD

Azure AD is based on Active Directory but incorporates different features.

Microsoft introduced Active Directory Domain Services in Windows 2000 to give organizations the ability to manage multiple on-premises infrastructure components and systems using a single identity per user.

Azure AD takes this approach to the next level by providing organizations with an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution for all their apps across cloud and on-premises.

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