2019-09-04T14:48:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your primary use case for Azure Active Directory?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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Hazel Zuñiga Rojas - PeerSpot reviewer
Administrative Assistant at Tecapro
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-11-12T23:49:00Z
Nov 12, 2022

We had the need to integrate the solution that we had on-premise and the email-based identities, so we looked for a solution from the same provider that could establish us and provide a synchronized identity (what we know today as SSO) in our resources and thus be able to log in with the same identities we had on-premise and in the cloud. We wanted to take advantage of that synchronized identity quickly, simply, and safely. It was important to understand that users today want to have a single password for all resources, be they applications, or devices, in order to help them so that they are not constantly learning different credentials and can thus be faster and more efficient when establishing a single login.

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Prateek Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at NISG
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-10-09T10:01:00Z
Oct 9, 2022

Azure Active Directory is used for identity management and user access to Azure as well as other applications. We have some applications deployed in Microsoft Azure, and we also have Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics 365. We wanted a single sign-on solution so that a user needs to have only one user ID to sign on to these three applications simultaneously. Active Directory helps us by creating a single channel for users so that they can easily sign in to all of the applications using the single sign-on process. Also, since it is on top of Azure, it helps us to identify all the users, their groups, and their roles efficiently.

Dimitris Zografos - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure & Tech Support Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-09-13T21:44:00Z
Sep 13, 2022

We are a Microsoft-oriented company. All our main infrastructure for user systems and productivity, like Microsoft Office and email, are from Microsoft. So we use Microsoft products and we use Active Directory on-premises. We have also built a cloud infrastructure and we now have a completely hybrid architecture. As a result, it was mandatory to configure Azure Active Directory to synchronize with the on-premises Active Directory. We have finished that project and now we use Azure Active Directory for users who are on the cloud.

Srini Sigakolli - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-08-21T07:22:00Z
Aug 21, 2022

We use it for various things in the organization: * Provisioning access to systems in the cloud for either internal teams or our partners' external teams. * We use Azure AD for Windows device management with Azure AD Intune. We use them for the management of devices. We have company devices, laptops, or tablets all using Azure AD. * Within Microsoft Azure, we use various services, e.g., Office 365, for granting the right level of access to the right people. I am directly involved in the project. I know what is happening and being done by developers. I have also done some hands-on work in a test environment, using my own account, just to learn.

Jeff Woltz - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-07-27T06:26:00Z
Jul 27, 2022

Azure AD manages the identities of all our employees.

ManojNair2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Augesys Solutions Pvt Ltd
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-07-05T15:08:00Z
Jul 5, 2022

We use it because we have to onboard our user laptops to our Windows domain. Azure AD provides us with the Windows domain capability.

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Anteneh Asnake - PeerSpot reviewer
Modern Data Center and Cloud Engineer II at IE Network Solutions PLC
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-06T07:11:59Z
May 6, 2022

We are using the solution primarily for demo purposes. We use active data cases from Microsoft. You can run different kinds of virtual machines and different kinds of services. We're currently using it in production.

JB
User at Aura Advanced Tech
Real User
Top 5
2022-05-04T20:11:51Z
May 4, 2022

Anyone who moves to Azure must have Azure Active Directory. Azure Active Directory is identity management.

Michael Collins - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Technology Service Operations at Macmillan Cancer Support
Real User
Top 10
2022-04-28T12:55:00Z
Apr 28, 2022

We use it for authentication. Where we have cloud services, it syncs with Active Directory on-prem. We have about 1,800 people using it.

LB
IT Functional Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-05T09:57:54Z
Apr 5, 2022

We are using Azure Active Directory in our company at a group level.

HakanCengiz - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-03-16T13:17:40Z
Mar 16, 2022

We are using it for authentication. We are using GPOs for user and computer policies.

TM
Cloud Architect
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-02T12:15:00Z
Mar 2, 2022

We use this solution to authenticate to the portal. There are also some VMs that are not domain-joined, so we use Azure users that we create natively in the portal. We also use it for our applications. The accounts that we create natively in Azure are used for application authentication. We have a hybrid deployment model where some accounts are primarily native in Azure, whereas others are on-premises. We also have accounts that are synchronized between our on-premises servers and Azure.

HR
Cyberecurity and Compliance Specialist at ABB
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-16T17:43:31Z
Feb 16, 2022

The solution is our main authentication on our authorization platform to get access to our resources. The solution is deployed on cloud with Microsoft Azure as the provider. We have around 100 people using this solution in my organization.

DA
Infrastructure Manager at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2022-02-15T15:50:26Z
Feb 15, 2022

My main use is for directory services, including identity access, management policies, access control, authentication features, and endpoint management.

SK
Manager, Technology Delivery at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-14T21:20:27Z
Feb 14, 2022

I have been working with a medication company and we are building an LMS system. We have an older version and we've decided to develop a new version of it. We are building the entire system on the cloud and using new technology. We started the process on Azure cloud, but we have later plans to try AWS, but for now, we are using Azure Active Directory.

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Computer Chief Specialist Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-19T08:57:15Z
Jan 19, 2022

The solution is being used at Kuwait University for different things, such as email systems.

MZ
Info Security Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
MSP
Top 20
2022-01-17T06:15:46Z
Jan 17, 2022

We use Office 365. We have different licenses because our users are using mail, mail strategies, Microsoft Teams, and the Office package. We use a lot of different services. We use Microsoft Intune, which is connected to Azure and other services like Conditional Access, which we also use. Microsoft Defender is another one, which is also connected to Azure. The solution is deployed fully in the cloud through Microsoft Azure. We are using the latest version. The solution is on cloud, so we cannot control the version we're using. That is controlled by Microsoft.

NR
Sr.Piping Engineer Construction at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-12T16:28:51Z
Jan 12, 2022

The solution is deployed on a public cloud. We are using Microsoft Azure.

TB
Executive Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-02T20:54:00Z
Jan 2, 2022

Active Directory is used for authentication and provisioning for users and devices and granting them access. We're in a hybrid mode where we still have on-prem controllers as well.

AR
Systems Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-24T15:35:00Z
Dec 24, 2021

I am a systems manager. I use Azure Active Directory every day for my support job. Our authentication tools to single sign-on portals are hosted in different cloud products, like Amazon or GCP. So, we create an enterprise application and Azure Active Directory to give our users for authentication access to various public URLs.

TB
Lead Global Cloud Architect at Aptiv PLC
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-23T22:30:00Z
Dec 23, 2021

We use Azure Active Directory for quite a few things. We use it for security group management of authorized principals who need access to get SSH-signed certificates for user logins. We use it for automated jot-based (JSON Web Token) self sign-on for our lowest, least privileged credentials on certain products. We also use AAD for B2B coordination of SSO when we're bringing users onto our platform, where they have Active Directory on their side. We use the OIDC-based SSO flows through AAD to merge project-level AADs back to our corporate AAD for internal single sign-on flows.

Ajay Kuamr - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Computer Systems Administrator at bahwan
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-08T13:29:44Z
Dec 8, 2021

We use Active Directory to manage our main database and control students and staff access with rules and passwords. Usernames, emails, etc., are all integrated with Active Directory. Office 365 is also integrated with our Active Directory.

Saurabh Shelke - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Specialist
MSP
Top 10
2021-12-07T16:21:00Z
Dec 7, 2021

We primarily use the solution to take users into our AD. That's the basic purpose. We are using it in our whole organization so that our AD is synced.

Leandro Oliveira - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Manager at trt18
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-09T14:35:00Z
Nov 9, 2021

We are using it for all non-structured data and as an identity manager for all of our accounts. In addition, we use it also to authenticate Google services, because we have Google Workspace for email, and to integrate other tools with our services. We are able to keep it all going, balanced, and synchronized. It's very good. We use it for just about everything that we need to do an identity check on.

MS
manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-11-04T14:41:00Z
Nov 4, 2021

The solution is our main identity provider and federation platform. We use it for authentication and for federations, for some provisioning, and a little bit of governance.

NuwanPerera - PeerSpot reviewer
Head, IT Infrastructure at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-03T19:19:00Z
Nov 3, 2021

We have integrated our internal applications and cloud applications with Azure AD. We also have a few external applications for which we need to implement a self-service portal and handle requests such as password reset. We have external applications such as Cloudspace, and we have integrated Azure AD with Cloudspace. We mainly use a single sign-on. Our main target is to go through all single sign-on applications and integrate them with Azure AD. We also need to audit everything in Office 365. Our mail system is Office 365, and we also do some auditing. We are also implementing Intune. We have deployed some basic policies for mobile devices, and we are working on improving those policies. We need to configure conditional access and improve policies for the applications and devices. We are doing some testing, and it is in progress. In terms of deployment, we have a hybrid deployment of Azure AD. We have the 2019 version of AD on-prem.

PV
Microsoft Azure Engineer at Kyndryl
Consultant
Top 20
2021-11-01T19:58:00Z
Nov 1, 2021

We provide single sign-on, app syncing, and API seamless access to more than 2,000 users with the syncs into Azure. We provide access to email, SharePoint Online, Skype, and other services on the cloud to half of those users. We have services in the cloud, such as app registration and documents for SharePoint Online.

AD
Advisor at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-10-21T20:03:00Z
Oct 21, 2021

I have been using Azure Active Directory mainly for access management, identity governance, access reviews, and patent management.

Flavio Neves - PeerSpot reviewer
Azure Cloud Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-20T22:21:00Z
Oct 20, 2021

We're using Azure AD as a centralized identity management tool, to keep all identities in one place. For example, if we have an application that needs authentication, we use Azure AD. It is not only for user authentication and authorization. We also use Azure AD as a synchronization tool from on-premises instances to the cloud, and we are using Azure ID Join to join machines directly to the cloud. We use it for access policies, as well as the registration of services.

Adewale Oluwaseyi - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at Freelance Consultant
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-20T11:50:00Z
Oct 20, 2021

I use a Microsoft 365 cloud deployment and I have an organization where users are created. All of these users are hosted in Azure AD. I send emails in Exchange Online. For collaboration, we use Teams and SharePoint. Basically, all of these Microsoft products are on Azure AD. This is due to the fact that for you to use any of these products, users have to be created and these users are being hosted in Azure Active Directory. Without the users in the first place, the products are not used.

John Gbigbi-Jackson - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Systems Administrator (Servers and Storage) at University of Bath
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-14T00:15:00Z
Oct 14, 2021

We use the Azure portal to create users, assign rights, build policies, etc. I'm not an administrator for that part of our system but that is basically what we use Azure AD for.

PB
Powershell IT Admin Cert at Infosys
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-12T18:12:00Z
Oct 12, 2021

Containerization is mainly what I've been dealing with lately. I've been trying to provide solutions with Active Directory and cloud resolutions so that Edge services can communicate properly to the main data centers. We use Active Directory for global authentication.

Ozgur Kolukisa - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure and Cloud Principle Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-12T12:09:00Z
Oct 12, 2021

We use Azure AD for sign-on security as well as for our customers' Microsoft 365 solutions. We help migrate our customers from the traditional Active Directory, and to use Exchange Online and Microsoft Teams. We use Azure AD to secure their login processes with multi-factor authentication. In some specific cases, where there are specific applications, databases, or Active Directory login information about users, we integrate Azure AD with those elements.

Khadim Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Dynamics 365 CRM / Power Apps Developer at Get Dynamics
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-11T18:54:00Z
Oct 11, 2021

Azure AD is primarily integrated with all of the Microsoft services, such as Microsoft 365, Office 365, and Dynamics 365/Power Apps. Behind the scenes, we are, in one way or another, using Azure AD for our application security, identity management, and to access purpose services. At times, we need to configure some advanced features to provide access and identity to third-party apps to integrate with Dynamic 365.

KO
Senior Support Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-10-11T11:38:00Z
Oct 11, 2021

When a customer is trying to synchronize user information from their on-premises environment to the cloud, they might be encountering a series of errors or they may not be able to achieve what they are trying to achieve. They will raise a ticket so that somebody can help resolve the problem or clarify the situation and explain what the workflow should be like. That's where I often come in. My support scope is focused on the synchronization aspect of Azure Active Directory. My specialty covers scenarios where customers have information in their on-premises environment and they want to synchronize their Active Directory information into the cloud with Azure Active Directory. In addition to getting on calls and assisting customers to resolve issues, we also try to help educate customers on how to achieve the best results with Microsoft products.

AG
Solutions Owner at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-10-05T12:56:00Z
Oct 5, 2021

We have users, groups, and applications, and the purpose of this product is authentication, authorization, and attestation. We use it for the services connected to those three "A"s. The use cases in all organizations are more or less the same, even if some side services differ. Azure AD is used for authentication and authorization. It's about managing identities and granting access to applications.

YawKusiappiah - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-04T19:32:00Z
Oct 4, 2021

My primary use case with Azure Active Directory is configuring applications, for example Edge, on premises and doing synchronizations with ADFS in a hybrid environment. I have used it in a lot of application integrations. I set authentication for the hybrid and cloud applications for the services that we acquire.

Minghao Li - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-30T23:09:00Z
Sep 30, 2021

We are a small consultant company, and we help customers to build hybrid environments. We synchronize on-premises AD to Azure AD and help our customers decide which one they want to use. In our own company, we use Office 365, so we use Activity Directory directly for authentication and authorization.

Luis Diego Quiros Calvo - PeerSpot reviewer
Microsoft Azure Active Directory Support Engineer at Tek-Experts
Real User
2021-09-16T02:31:00Z
Sep 16, 2021

My company provides different types of support for different products. I am a Microsoft Azure support engineer for Azure Active Directory. We work with multifactor authentication, federation, synchronization of on-premise services to the cloud, migrations from on-premises to the cloud, and role-based access to company services. I also work with the identity services of Azure. I work with certain cases where customers have issues with Office 365. That's because the administration and the role-based access come from the Azure platform. We're in the middle of the transition to unify more services. There are many services in terms of networking with the machines and storage accounts. Azure is a platform, so it doesn't have a version.

Nazim Kabiri - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at EPC Power Corp.
Real User
Top 20
2021-08-23T20:42:00Z
Aug 23, 2021

We are using it for central management, MDM, SSO, MFA, applying policies.

NB
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-08-19T10:30:00Z
Aug 19, 2021

My primary use case is for Azure Active Directory is user management, creating users, assigning them access to network resources, network drives, resetting passwords, and dissembling users.

SunilKumar12 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Engineer IT at Hical Technologies Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 10
2021-08-16T12:53:00Z
Aug 16, 2021

We use Azure AD for user access and control. Our deployment is a hybrid of on-premises and cloud.

MS
Senior DevOps engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-15T17:40:00Z
Jul 15, 2021

Our use case for Azure AD is principally to do the role-based access management for our resources. So, we essentially use it for authentication operations for our primary groups and users to secure access to resources.

Joseph Chandrasekaram - PeerSpot reviewer
Identity Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-15T21:20:14Z
Jun 15, 2021

I use this solution as an identity platform for Microsoft Applications including Office 365. We have found that users have third-party applications for authentication using an integrated identity infrastructure.

Suryakant-Kale - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-06-01T12:07:00Z
Jun 1, 2021

I was a consultant. I recently changed my job (seven days ago). Most of my customers did everything in Azure. They used Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) as well as Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to sync a user's profile using AD Connect and a federated model. So, they could access an application on-premises as well as in a cloud. I am now a CTO for a big hospital. I manage Azure AD for all hospitals as the CTO. They also use Office 365 across all four of their hospitals. The solution is hybrid cloud. We have the Active Directory on-premises and Active Directory Domain services in Azure. This is where I use AD Connect (or sync server) to sync the user's profile.

Chandra Guddati - PeerSpot reviewer
IT specialist at BMO Financial Group
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-30T16:11:00Z
May 30, 2021

Azure Active Directory is similar to an on-premises access control system, but the service and data are hosted in the Azure cloud. Previously, everyone used to have Windows servers built as domain controllers for Active Directory to store their employee data. This assumed the role of a database for their employees. With Azure Active Directory, which is in the cloud, you have the same functionality and there isn't much of a difference. The defining point is that you have access to online, cloud-based resources, such as Office 365. In my company, as well as others, we had already implemented the on-premises Active Directory for our infrastructure. We leverage Azure Active Directory to synchronize the existing on-premises details to the cloud so that it creates an identity in Azure, which allows it to be used for other SaaS-based solutions.

David Grain - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder, CEO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-30T16:11:00Z
May 30, 2021

We use it for all of our internal colleagues. Every single user is synced from our internal on-prem directory to Azure AD. Every single user has a presence in Azure AD and that account or identity is then used for at least 10 to 15 different applications. They directly query what groups they're a member of within Azure AD. We use Azure AD for at least 15 different applications.

Jonathan Stewart - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, Infrastructure at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-11T07:57:00Z
May 11, 2021

Azure AD is where our primary user data is stored. We get a feed-in from our HCM solution and it creates our users, and then that's where we store all of their authorizations, group memberships, and other relevant details. We access it through the Azure Portal.

VK
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2021-05-11T06:54:00Z
May 11, 2021

We are a system implementer and this is one of the products that we provide to our clients. We primarily use this product for identity and access management. Any of our customers using Office 365, which includes Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, are using it for authentication. Worldwide, there are a lot of use cases. The identity check includes whether the username and password are correct, and it also supports multifactor authentication.

GR
Cloud Admin at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-05-11T06:54:00Z
May 11, 2021

I am a cloud engineer, and I do a lot of administrative work that involves creating new infrastructure for our applications. Whenever I create infrastructure, I have to install it on our Active Directory and then set it up. This is how it was that I started working with Azure Active Directory. Once the infrastructure is set up, I usually proceed to create user groups and user IDs inside Active Directory. After they are created, I set up and configure them based on the requirements of the organization, including the access required for different groups and users.

MU
IT Senior Consultant and trainer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-27T09:42:00Z
Apr 27, 2021

We primarily use the solution for business intelligence and analytics.

DM
Product Manager/Architect at a consumer goods company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-05T22:12:00Z
Apr 5, 2021

We run in a hybrid model. We have our Active Directory on-premise directory services that we provide. We basically went to Azure so we could provide additional capabilities, like single sign-on and multi-factor authentication. We are running in a hybrid environment. It is not completely cloud-native. We sync our on-premise directory to the cloud.

Tom Aafloen - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security Consultant at Onevinn AB
Consultant
Top 5
2021-04-01T19:10:00Z
Apr 1, 2021

I use it for managing identities, access, and security in a centralized way. I help other people use this product.

MW
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2021-03-24T13:46:00Z
Mar 24, 2021

The use case for this solution is the access to Office 365, Azure subscriptions, and several software as a service platforms as well as other SaaS-developed applications that we provide access to, such as, OpenID Connect, OAuth, or SAML.

Martijn Verbrugge - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Infrastructure & Architecture at BDO Global
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-11T15:27:00Z
Mar 11, 2021

BDO is a network of firms and a firm is what we call a country. So, we are present in about 160 countries. I am involved in BDO Global, which is not really a firm in the sense that we don't deal directly with clients, but BDO Global hosts IT services for all those 160 countries. A couple of those solutions are a worldwide audit solution that our firms use for financial audits for customers. We have a globally running portal solution, which firms are using to collaborate with our customers directly. All these services are basically based on Azure AD for authentication and authorization. This has been a lifesaver for us, because BDO firms are legally independent, so, we don't have a single identity store worldwide, like other big companies potentially do. We created an IAM solution based on Azure AD that ties all 160 dispersed identity stores back into one. We use that to give access to our services that we run globally. Azure AD doesn't really give you a version. You just need to take the version as-is because it is a service that Microsoft delivers as a SaaS service. So, we don't have a lot of influence over the version that we use.

Mike  Sax - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President, Product Engineering at Logitix
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-08T23:26:51Z
Feb 8, 2021

We have an Azure active directory and we also have our own on-prem AD instances. We basically use the solution for user management, group management, policy management.

SW
Senior Information Technology Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-26T15:36:51Z
Jan 26, 2021

We use it mainly for our Office 365 files. The integration between the two is interesting. It's been a learning curve.

SW
Senior Information Technology Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-23T15:57:58Z
Jan 23, 2021

The solution is a hybrid cloud with connectors into Azure/Microsoft 365 cloud.

AA
Delivery Practice Director at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-10T05:07:42Z
Dec 10, 2020

A lot of our clients basically want to go to the cloud and they don't know how to proceed with doing so. The first thing we recommended is to make sure their identity is in Azure AD as a hybrid approach. We're not getting rid of their on-premises environment, and instead basically, if they're planning to go to Office 365, they will be able to take advantage of the Azure Active Directory.

MR
Head of IT at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-12-03T17:29:43Z
Dec 3, 2020

We use it to have better security and better control over PCs and clients.

JP
Security Architect at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-12-01T15:42:08Z
Dec 1, 2020

We use it for the authentication of people in a hybrid configuration. In most cases, Office 365 makes companies move to Azure Active Directory. We have both on-premises and cloud deployments.

Michael Ogunlade - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of enterprise systems at Fidelity Bank Plc
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-04T18:06:55Z
Nov 4, 2020

Typically, we have applications deployed within the office network that we need to make accessible to our staff outside of the bank. Some of them are also our clients, but mainly, this is for people working in the region. So without having to put them behind firewalls, what we opted to do is publish them to the proxy. This means that they can then come in via a secure port and begin to access the resources as if they were internally and securely within the network.

DM
Solution architect at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-23T17:36:10Z
Oct 23, 2020

We primarily use the solution only for the employees. It offers a single sign-on to business applications. Internal modern applications also go through Azure Active Directory, however, we use Active Directory for the legacy ones. (Kerberos).

CP
Vice President of Technology at Ecuity Edge
Reseller
2020-09-21T06:33:14Z
Sep 21, 2020

I am using this product for user authentication.

Pete Fotopoulos - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President - Network and Infrastructure at NJA LLC
Real User
Top 20
2020-08-04T07:26:14Z
Aug 4, 2020

We just use the solution for the authentication and the provision access control, among other tasks.

Mohamed Fekry - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager Cloud & Infrastructure Solutions at Nile
Real User
2020-07-19T08:15:00Z
Jul 19, 2020

Most of my customers use Active Directory Premium for condition and access scenarios that they need to comply with my conditions to access my resources. They also build new environments, virtual machines, and some other products like SQL on the infrastructure as a service. There are some customers that use Microsoft Intune, which is mobile device management. Microsoft Intune is a cloud.

Jeffrey Attoh - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Executive Officer at ZDAPT
Real User
2020-07-08T09:01:01Z
Jul 8, 2020

This product manages access for our compute space that includes Office 365, Salesforce, and other solutions.

PR
Software Engineer at Cognizant
Real User
2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
Jun 28, 2020

We are a software development company and solution provider, and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. This is an easy way to give users access to applications. I can share access with other organizations outside of our network.

SK
Solution Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-04T14:48:00Z
Sep 4, 2019

We use this solution to extend on-premises Active Directory to the cloud.

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Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users. There are no charges in addition to this.
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I don't have any insights into the licensing costs. I'm not a part of the accounting or payment process.
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