2019-09-04T14:48:00Z

What is your primary use case for Azure Active Directory?

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Top 10Real User

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

2021-08-23T20:42:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-08-19T10:30:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-07-15T17:40:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-06-15T21:20:14Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2021-06-01T12:07:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2021-05-30T16:11:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2021-05-30T16:11:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2021-05-11T07:57:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

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.

2021-05-11T06:54:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-05-11T06:54:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We primarily use the solution for business intelligence and analytics.

2021-04-27T09:42:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-04-05T22:12:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

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

2021-04-01T19:10:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

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.

2021-03-24T13:46:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2021-03-11T15:27:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-02-08T23:26:51Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-01-26T15:36:51Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-01-23T15:57:58Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

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.

2020-12-10T05:07:42Z
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Top 20Real User

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

2020-12-03T17:29:43Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-12-01T15:42:08Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2020-11-04T18:06:55Z
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Top 20Real User

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).

2020-10-23T17:36:10Z
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Reseller

I am using this product for user authentication.

2020-09-21T06:33:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2020-08-04T07:26:14Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-07-19T08:15:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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

2020-07-08T09:01:01Z
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Vendor

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.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
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Real User

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

2019-09-04T14:48:00Z
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