The board wants to enable secure and easy access to applications and services. These applications are available to internal staff and doctors from various countries. Your team manager believes that Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) can address these needs. Your manager wants you to find out what Azure AD is, how it works, and what it does.
Here, you’ll get an overview of Azure AD and see why you would use it. You’ll learn about the differences between Azure AD and the traditional on-premises Active Directory.
What is Azure AD?
Azure AD is a cloud-based identity management solution. It helps your company’s internal users to:
- Access external resources, like Azure services, Microsoft 365, and third-party SaaS applications.
- Access internal resources such as applications on your corporate network, and cloud-based applications that your company builds.
Azure AD also helps you keep user identities and applications secure through features like Conditional Access and identity protection.