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Azure Active Directory

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Azure Active Directory Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Azure Active Directory product overview

Price starts from

6

/user

Per month

What is Azure Active Directory?

Azure Active Directory, part of Microsoft Entra, is an identity and access management (IAM) software designed to help enterprises provide protection against cybersecurity attacks through single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication. It allows administrators to securely engage with internal and external stakeholders and provide on-site and remote access to various applications.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Phone Support
24/7 (Live rep)
Chat

Training options

Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos

Azure Active Directory pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

23

Starting from

6

/user

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Azure Active Directory features

Functionality

4.8

/5

23

Total features

24

4 categories

Most valued features by users

Access Controls/Permissions
Real Time Notifications
User Management
Least Privilege
Threat Intelligence
Policy Management
Multiple Authentication Methods
Multi-Factor Authentication

Azure Active Directory users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

/5

23

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.04/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Azure is a very good cloud platform, their UI is really amazing and they have great customer support, always on hand to provide support.
The AAD is a great and excellent feature that allows you to manage your organization users, computer etc in cloud. The hybrid feature also allows you easily manage your existing on prem servers.
Its cloud based and easy to access from anywhere and it really help me as an IT Administrator. And single sign on SSO is really help to manage all in one place.
Cons
With the dizzying array of permissions available, it might be difficult to determine which one(s) to apply for a specific use case.
In terms of the dizzying amount of permissions it can be tricky at times to know exactly which one/s you should apply for a given use case.
When you move a computer from Joined to a local AD over to Azure AD you lose some of the management options (GPO).
Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The best solution for a Microsoft-heavy company.

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

I like the main dashboard gives you alerts on upcoming major changes and remediation to avoid service interruptions. There is the seamless integration with on premise Active Directory that makes it easy to sync and migrate. The monitoring blade is great to show access with details on time, user, application, remote IP Address, location and MFA. I also like the separation and ease to create service principals or applications and lock them down to specific roles. I also like the feature of setting accounts as Guest so that you can furter restrict non company users. Overall one of the best ID management solutions for Microsoft shops. Great API and powershell documentation

Cons

No compains but I wish more security features that are hidden are brought and promoted in the GUI.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Inexpensive, Many Integrations

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

Cost was affordable and it provided an easy way to migrate from on prem domain controller to Azure AD. It also integrated with a number of the other SAAS applications we used making setting up integrated authentication easy.

Cons

When you move a computer from Joined to a local AD over to Azure AD you lose some of the management options (GPO).

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Besrt Model for Authenticating Active Directory

Reviewed a month ago

I have found it very easy to use and convenient. I enjoy the benefits of being able to manage centrally and having all systems visible and clear for me, e.g. I can check in an instant what roles are attributed to a user, what devices the user has and also can help control there being 'scope creep' in terms of users gaining more roles and access. As for the users they are afforded quick and simple access, which doesn't interrupt their workflow or productivity, while still keeping them and the organisation safe.

Pros

Microsoft Azure provides a single pane of glass where user provisioning is provided at a high granular level. There is strong authentication that helps safeguard the company's data and assets, while protecting the user from having too much access. Governance is improved through the principle of 'Least Privilege' and 'Segregation of Duty' both followed meticulously and easier to administer. Access...

Cons

If we have an outage and can't conenct to Azure AD as has happened in the past, we lose access to other systems such as Office, Microsoft Teams etc. This can obviously lead to productivity issues.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent access management and identity management service

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

It's simple to use and straightforward, and because it's housed in the cloud, there's rarely any downtime. Groups and users can be created in seconds, and some more complex features, such as conditional access restrictions, make controlling access and implementing multi-factor authentication quite simple. Azure AD aided us in integrating several technologies, managing access, and securing our identities. We suffered from service availability when utilizing Active Directory.

Cons

Troubleshooting technical difficulties by the Microsoft team may take some time, and obtaining the appropriate technical help may be challenging. With the dizzying array of permissions available, it might be difficult to determine which one(s) to apply for a specific use case.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Gold standard for Priveleged Access Management!

Reviewed 2 months ago

AAD is our primary access management tool and since our company has a strong SSO policy, newly onboarded applications are strictly managed via SSO only. Permissions and roles assigned to groups and not users to make sure uniform access is provided and periodic review of access management is also done to make sure to revoke unnessary access and all this can directly be done via Azure Active Directory!

Pros

1. Integration with on-prem Active Directory and even other access management tools is possible with AAD. 2. Users and groups management with AAD is super easy and even the most complex use-cases can easily be implemented. 3. SSO and SAML capabilities: are stunning. AAD can serve as a SSO identify provider for all your applications that support SSO and every user can simply login with your corporate crendentials.

Cons

There are no major flaws, or missing features from AAD. One can easily integrate third-party plugins and tools as well to bring new feature set, if required. Majorly, AAD is the gold standard, therefore, customer service is very proactive and feature sets are added frequently to serve new clients.

Azure Active Directory FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Azure Active Directory offer?

Azure Active Directory has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $6.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of Azure Active Directory?

Azure Active Directory has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Azure Active Directory support?

Azure Active Directory supports the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian (Bokmal), Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian


Q. Does Azure Active Directory offer an API?

Yes, Azure Active Directory has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Azure Active Directory integrate with?

Azure Active Directory integrates with the following applications:
CANVAS, Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud, Box, SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite, SAP Concur, Workday HCM


Q. What level of support does Azure Active Directory offer?

Azure Active Directory offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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