We performed a comparison between Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and Salesforce Identity based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Fortinet, Auth0 and others in Single Sign-On (SSO).
"The best thing about Active Directory is its compatibility. It works with lots of third-party vendors. We're using multiple products, and they're all integrated with our Active Directory."
"The scalability is good now, and I find it to be more stable and faster since scaling up to ESX."
"Two very important features in terms of security are governance and compliance through the Conditional Access policies and Azure Log Analytics."
"Having access to Azure Active Directory on the cloud gives us speed and use of the latest technology. The application services are very good, such as GitHub."
"The scalability is quite good."
"It has been very instrumental towards a lot of services we run, especially on the single sign-on side. For example, we have 160 countries that all run their own IT but we still are able to provide users with a single sign-on experience towards global applications. So, they have a certain set of accounts that they get from their local IT department, then they use exactly the same account and credentials to sign into global services. For the user, it has been quite instrumental in that space. It is about efficiency, but also about users not having to remember multiple accounts and passwords since it is all single sign-on. Therefore, the single sign-on experience for us has been the most instrumental for the end user experience."
"This product is easy to use."
"The user functionality enables us to provide different levels of access, across many applications, for each user. We can customize the access level and set a security level in connection with that access. For instance, we can require MFA. That is a feature that helps enhance our security posture a lot."
"The user experience was great because it had all the features that the client needed. It was fully customized for the client, and it was very simple. It was the best solution at that time."
"Four years ago, we had an issue with Azure AD. We wanted to reverse sync from Azure AD to on-prem Active Directory, but we couldn't achieve this. Azure AD could connect only in one way, for example, from your site to Azure. If you needed to do the reverse and connect from Azure to on-prem, there was no way to achieve it. We asked Microsoft, and they told us that they don't support it."
"For example, there were some authentication features that, for security purposes, had certain limitations. Those limitations still exist, but the portal now has options so that the customers can make custom features to manage their identity."
"The scalability of the solution is good."
"Azure AD does not support legacy authentication protocols, such as NTLM or Kerberos."
"The synchronization with the local Active Directory and synchronization with all of the users on the local and cloud could be better."
"On-premise capabilities for information and identity management need improvement."
"I think the solution can improve by making the consumption of that data easier for our customers."
"The solution has not saved costs. While we’ve eliminated some tools, there are some other features that we are dependent on as admin, which are not yet integrated with Azure AD."
"The most wanted feature on such platforms nowadays is artificial intelligence, especially for marketing activities. This is also my area of expertise, so it would be very interesting to see AI in these platforms."
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra, is an enterprise identity service that provides single sign-on, multifactor authentication, and conditional access to guard against 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks.
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service. This service helps your employees access external resources, such as Microsoft 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications. Azure Active Directory also helps them access internal resources like apps on your corporate intranet network, along with any cloud apps developed for your own organization.
Azure AD is intended for:
Salesforce Identity provides a single, trusted identity for employees, partners, and customers, so that you can manage apps, users, and data sharing with simplicity and transparency.
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is ranked 1st in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 99 reviews while Salesforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Mobile Identity with 1 review. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is rated 8.8, while Salesforce Identity is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) writes "With multi-factor authentication, we've seen a marked decrease in the number of threats we've seen come through". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Identity writes "Customizable, easy installation, easy to use, and great user experience". Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Auth0, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Okta Workforce Identity and Thales SafeNet Trusted Access, whereas Salesforce Identity is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Auth0, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Saviynt and PingOne.
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