Powerful, secure, and flexible platform for managing users & hosts
June 14, 2021

Powerful, secure, and flexible platform for managing users & hosts

Will Enestvedt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Azure Active Directory

We use it for centralized user management, for SSO to Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications, and for computer management via GPOs. It's used enterprise-wide. It saves users remembering many different passwords, and streamlines the creation, provisioning, and termination of user accounts. By centralizing passwords, users can use a stronger password, improving system security across all the SSO-enabled applications.
  • Creates user and machine accounts.
  • Integrates with application software for SSO.
  • Secures our user directory with stronger measures & faster patching than we might do in-house.
  • Integration with Mac OS isn't as smooth as with Windows clients.
  • Logging can be too verbose.
  • Integration with software from certain publishers isn't very easy, but that may not me AD's fault.
  • Secure.
  • Integrates with other software.
  • Scriptable.
  • Saved a lot of human labor hours.
  • Improved security posture by reducing the burden on users of managing multiple passwords.
  • Better availability & redundancy because it's hosted in the cloud (as compared to our own data centers).

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For organizations without a strong information security team, that task is delegated to really capable staff (i.e., Microsoft). For organizations with many off-the-shelf and/or hosted applications, centralizing user management through SSO at Azure AD save an enormous amount of work. For organizations with a pure Windows environment, it would be amazing; for shops with heterogenous environments, it takes some more effort to implement.

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