Works well if you're already committed to Microsoft
July 15, 2021

Works well if you're already committed to Microsoft

Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Azure Active Directory

[Microsoft] Azure Active Directory is currently used to replicate our on premise Active Directory. We use this across the organization to enable single sign-on to other Microsoft services including office 365, and our home grown web applications.
  • Easy management of groups and user assignments
  • Integration with web applications using oauth
  • Easily extends existing on premise AD
  • The UI can be cumbersome to use - bulk edits for instance are best handled using powershell.
  • Documentation can be hard to find when integrating AD into web apps
  • Some settings in AD can be confusing with no obvious explanation - for instance, setting up custom scopes for an application is confusing.
  • Ease of use
  • Multiple integrations mechanisms
  • Stable and reliable
  • If you're already using on premise AD, [Microsoft] Azure [Active Directory] is worth it to extend into cloud-based services without opening up your own network which keeps our network more secure.
  • Leveraging [Microsoft] Azure [Active Directory] for custom web applications has been a huge time-saver for our internal developers and improved time to market.
Both are very comparable as far as cost, features, and benefits go. The main thing here is that if you're already using an on premise AD, it' is only natural for someone to stick to the Microsoft stack. Microsoft will generally work with your organization on possible cost reductions or rolling in certain features and benefits to help bring costs in line with competitors. One great thing about [Microsoft] Azure [Active Directory] is that Microsoft is constantly improving it - so if you feel you're missing something in Azure AD, it may already be in the works.

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Microsoft Azure Active Directory is the gold standard for user management in the industry. It's one of the things that Microsoft does very well as far as adding a fully featured user management capability into one place. It supports oauth for web applications and is easily integrated into custom .net web apps. It also easily manages all the users and hooks directly into other Microsoft services.

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