Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Jaydeep Mehta
Consultant
Senior Analyst - IT Development at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 31 2018

What is most valuable?

We find the Integration accessory integration the most valuable feature. You can have your application integrated with an actual directory. You don't need to do much code, you can use interfaces and it's a direct integration. So, no need to worry about the requirements of your application.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us with maintaining enterprise identities and integrating enterprise in those applications are some of the assignments. We do have an expanded feature. We have captured video, so that other people can get their hands on getting used to it. That is, they can get used to the platform and… more»

What needs improvement?

The licensing cost is a bit prohibitive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have some prior experience with Oracle Unified Directory, as well. It is a less compliant directory service. In comparison, Azure Active Directory is mostly used with tighter integration. In most of the cases, enterprises are using Office 365 for the communication site online. If you have a… more»
Consultant
Consultant with 10,001+ employees
Nov 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The fact that it's an ecosystem in itself is probably the best one. It fits into the whole Microsoft stack. Everything this year is all about stacks, and I tend to agree… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Back in '96, '97, '98, nobody was doing intake. So that was a new thing that came in 2000. And it created the container based inherited permissions, which was new for that… more»

What needs improvement?

I guess price would be the thing, and some of the proprietary lock-in. But, I guess documentation and support would be good. The features are fine. I wouldn't suggest any… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There's no such thing as a "free lunch." If you'd save money here, it costs money there. If you pay more upfront, you pay less when you get off. The market equals itself… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have prior experiene with Novell.

What other advice do I have?

Last year Microsoft had said that the onsite Active Directory ,as we know it, is going to be deprecated. So that means group policy, that means security groups, the NTLM… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There's a couple of other options on the market like Okta, and a few things like that. They're quite simple, and because they're separate from the whole Microsoft… more»
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