Azure AD for Nepal IT Market
Azure AD or AAD (Azure Active Directory) is cloud based directory and identity management service by Microsoft. It provides centralized authentication mechanism for cloud based application for both users in cloud and users on-premises.
Azure AD is a great service if you are looking for SSO (single sign-on) for thousands of cloud SaaS applications like Office365, Facebook for Work, Salesforce.com, DropBox, or any cloud based LOB (Line of business application).
Azure AD also includes a full suite of identity management capabilities including multi-factor authentication, device registration, self-service password management, self-service group management, privileged account management, role based access control, application usage monitoring, rich auditing and security monitoring and alerting. These capabilities can help secure cloud based applications, streamline IT processes, cut costs and help ensure that corporate compliance goals are met.
Azure AD can be integrated with an existing Windows Server Active Directory, giving organizations the ability to leverage their existing on-premises identity investments to manage access to cloud based SaaS applications using very simple tool called Azure AD Connect.
If you are an 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. Whenever you want you can start using that tenant to manage access to thousands of other cloud applications Azure AD integrates with.
Azure AD has several editions and people generally got confuse for which editions of AAD organizations should go for. Among all the editions of Azure AD, primary difference is capacity and features set such as certain editions supports only up-to 500,000 objects and certain editions doesn’t support self service password reset. One can choose Azure AD editions based on the capabilities and features set looking for.
Azure AD comes with four different editions,
Free – if you subscribed to any Microsoft online service such as azure or office 365 you will get the free azure AD version. You do not need to pay for this. But it got limited features.