A review of Azure Active Directory from an AD admin perspective
July 05, 2019

A review of Azure Active Directory from an AD admin perspective

Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Azure Active Directory

We use Azure Active Directory to bring our Active Directory to the cloud. That enables us to use a Single Sign On strategy with Office365 and other products, avoiding multiple users/passwords for different services.
  • Synchronization between on premises AD and Azure AD.
  • Ease of management thru its web interface.
  • Problems when allowing users to change their password using the web interface.
  • Sometimes it's hard to configure the synchronization between the on premises AD and Azure.
  • We had to either implement Azure AD or duplicate the workload of our IT team, it was a no brainer.
  • Azure AD, at least the version we use, is included with our Office365 licenses, so no additional licensing needed.
If you have a cloud-based infrastructure, for example, Office365, you might want to use your already existing AD infrastructure. Azure AD helps with that and brings AD to the cloud, where you can use it for identity management in a variety of applications. You keep managing your users with your established workflows, but add the cloud to that.

Azure Active Directory Feature Ratings

ID-Management Access Control
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Multi-Factor Authentication
Password Management
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
ID Management Workflow Automation
ID Risk Management