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Top Rated
97 Ratings

Active Directory

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Active Directory

If the organization has current or planned investment in Microsoft (i.e. Windows devices for people, is an Office 365 customer, etc), Azure Active Directory is a no brainer and the basic functionality is included in the base plans and licenses. If the organization needs a deeper level of identity management and/or has a high volume of object turn over (account provisioning and deletion), the limit of the basic functionality in Azure Active Directory is quickly realized and additional effort, expense, and technology may be required.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Identity Cloud Service

The advantage of Oracle IDCS comes in when we have other Oracle PAAS platforms and our other custom applications which we need to provide single sign-on functionality for. The custom API's provided by Oracle IDCS comes in very handy to achieve the single sign-on functionality with our custom applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Active Directory
8.8
Oracle Identity Cloud Service
9.8
ID-Management Access Control
Active Directory
9.2
Oracle Identity Cloud Service
10.0
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Active Directory
9.0
Oracle Identity Cloud Service
10.0
Multi-Factor Authentication
Active Directory
8.8
Oracle Identity Cloud Service
9.5
Password Management
Active Directory
8.9
Oracle Identity Cloud Service
10.0
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
Active Directory
9.0
Oracle Identity Cloud Service
9.5
ID Management Workflow Automation
Active Directory
8.3
Oracle Identity Cloud Service
9.5
ID Risk Management
Active Directory
8.2
Oracle Identity Cloud Service
10.0

Pros

Active Directory

  • AAD is super easy to set up! One thing I was nervous about was deployment. However, after reading the setup instructions, I was pleased to find this a very simple process and well detailed in the instructions.
  • AAD works! It simply does it's job. I have not had to monitor it, troubleshoot it, nor reinstall or tinker with it in any way. Making changes is very quick and easy also allowing you to quickly modify how the sync occurs, whether one-direction from your server to Azure only, or bi-directional where it will sync both ways, or only from Azure to your local AD. You have the options and the control to make it work for your environment!
  • AAD has a ton of tools, logs, data that combined provides a great look into what your users are doing, how it is being done and if any error exist it will provide very useful information about it so that you can resolve the matter.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Identity Cloud Service

  • Identity Management
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
Christopher Maggiulli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Active Directory

  • In my opinion, Azure Active Directory's dashboard pages are way too busy and difficult to navigate.
  • Azure Active Directory doesn't handle duplicate attributes in user accounts very well.
  • Azure Active Directory pesters the admin to buy additional features by cluttering up the GUI with "suggestions" that you can't remove from the dashboard.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Identity Cloud Service

  • Branding is the one that I feel could be improved and be provided with more options.
  • Groups and user creation and adding users to groups could become more streamlined.
  • More reporting features should be provided to download the diagnostic reports instead of using REST APIs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Active Directory

Active Directory 8.4
Based on 16 answers
Support is handled offshore and you must send in a request and then schedule a callback. Near real-time support is very problematic. Additionally, you will go through the tiering system. Level one staff at Microsoft have a lot of checkboxes to go through before you are handed to the next tier.Communication with offshore tech support is a true challenge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Identity Cloud Service

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Active Directory

We never evaluate other types of products. Since Windows 2000 we have been using Active Directory for the administration and management of our users, devices, and policies. We could certainly see the advances that are produced version by version and I firmly believe that Azure AD is the correct evolution and the way forward. It simplifies our work and manages our structure efficiently and clearly.
Hernán Paggi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Identity Cloud Service

Oracle's Identity Cloud Service works more in conjunction with the aforementioned. I think it works similar to Oracle Identity Management (OID) but seems a little more abstracted.
Christopher Maggiulli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Active Directory

  • With several pricing tiers provided by Microsoft, it's easy to find the right solution for you and to ensure you're not overpaying for features you do not need.
  • The analysis and reporting tools in Azure AD exist, but are a bit limited, which could have a negative impact on larger companies looking to closely monitor their user's activity.
  • Overall, Azure Active Directory has saved us time and resources when creating and managing new employee accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Identity Cloud Service

  • It streamlined our Oracle PAAS implementation where we were able to achieve single sign-on functionality seamlessly.
  • It provided us the feature to restrict outside access.
  • It provided us with features to perform social IDP configuration for our custom applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Active Directory

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle Identity Cloud Service

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Active Directory
8.9
Oracle Identity Cloud Service
10.0

Support Rating

Active Directory
8.4
Oracle Identity Cloud Service

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