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Top Answer:Instead of deleting accounts, we like the deprovision option so that we can reverse any accidental deletions. It also gives a higher level of quality control in terms of enforcing any number of… more »
Top Answer:Active Roles is above average on pricing compared to similar solutions. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees.
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One Identity Active Roles is a highly regarded solution for Active Directory (AD) security and account management. One Identity Active Roles will enhance group, account, and directory management while eradicating the need for manual processes. The end result is a significant increase in the overall speed, efficiency, and security of the organization.

Using One Identity Active Roles, users can:

  • Easily increase and strengthen native attributes of Active Directory (AD) and Azure AD.

  • Quickly unify and automate group and account management while protecting and securing critical administrative access.

  • Free up valuable resources to concentrate on other IT tasks, fully confident that your user permissions, critical data, and privileged access are safe and secure.

Managing accounts in AD and Azure AD can be tremendously challenging; continually keeping these important systems safe and secure presents an even greater challenge. Traditional tools can be inefficient, error-prone, and very disjointed. In today’s robust marketplace, organizations are finding it somewhat difficult to keep pace with the constant access changes in a hybrid AD ecosystem. Additionally, there are significant security issues to consider (government compliance, employee status/access changes, and other confidential business requirements). And, of course, there is a requirement to properly manage Active Directory and Azure Active Directory access in addition to managing all the other numerous SaaS and non-Windows applications that organizations use today.

Users can easily automate all of these tedious, mundane administrative tasks, keeping their systems safe and error-free. Active Roles ensures users can perform their job responsibilities more effectively, more efficiently, and with minimal manual intervention. Active Roles was created with a flexible design, so organizations can easily scale to meet your organizational needs, today, tomorrow, and in the foreseeable future.

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A PeerSpot user who is a Network Analyst at a government tells us, “It has eliminated admin tasks that were bogging down our IT department. Before we started using Active Roles, if one of our frontline staff members deleted a user or group, it could take several hours to try to reverse that mistake. Whereas now, the most our frontline staff can do is a deprovision, which just disables everything in the background, but it's still there. We can go in and have it back the way it was two minutes later. Instead of it taking two hours, it only takes two minutes.

Becky P., Sr Business Analyst at George Washington University, shares, “In addition, with the use of workflows and the scheduled tasks, we were able to automate and centrally manage a number of the processes as well as utilize them to work around other product limitations. Those include, but are not limited to syncing larger groups, which have 50,000 plus members, to Azure AD. We sync up to Azure AD using ARS. If we had not already had ARS in place, it would have been impossible for us to have done so in the time period we did it in. We did it in under six months. ARS probably saves us at least two weeks out of every month. It's reduced our workload by 50 percent, easily.”

Active Administrator is a complete and integrated Microsoft AD management software solution that helps you move faster and more nimbly than with native tools. With a single consolidated view into the management your AD, you can address administration gaps left by native tools and quickly meet auditing requirements and security needs. With integrated AD administration and seamless permissions management, you will maintain business continuity, increase IT efficiency and minimize security risks.

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City of Frankfurt, Moore Public Schools, George Washington University, Transavia Airlines, Howard County, MD. See all stories at
American Airlines, Bank of America, BARCLAYS, ebay, Ford, intel, MARS, MERCK, Microsoft, UBER, VISA
Top Industries
Aerospace/Defense Firm22%
Comms Service Provider11%
Consumer Goods Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Computer Software Company18%
Financial Services Firm9%
Comms Service Provider7%
Computer Software Company11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Company Size
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise64%
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise68%
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise66%
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One Identity Active Roles is ranked 2nd in Active Directory Management with 2 reviews while Quest Active Administrator is ranked 13th in Active Directory Management. One Identity Active Roles is rated 8.0, while Quest Active Administrator is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of One Identity Active Roles writes "Flexibility and extensibility of the platform allowed us to achieve far more efficiencies than we ever expected". On the other hand, One Identity Active Roles is most compared with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), ManageEngine ADManager Plus, One Identity Manager, SailPoint IdentityIQ and Softerra Adaxes, whereas Quest Active Administrator is most compared with Softerra Adaxes, Quest Change Auditor for Active Directory and Netwrix Auditor.

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