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Microsoft Azure: Planning, Deploying, and Managing Your Data Center in the Cloud by David Gollob, Mike Manning, Anthony Puca, Julian Soh, Marshall Copeland

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CHAPTER 9

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Identity Management with Azure Active Directory

Introducing Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory (AAD) is a service made available through Microsoft Azure for Microsoft cloud-based identity management and access capabilities. You can use this service to authenticate with other clouds. It is similar in function to Active Directory (AD), which is a service that runs in an on-premises datacenter on Windows Server.

AAD is the foundation for identity management in Office 365, and it can be used to provide single-sign on (SSO) access to more than 2,400 other cloud-based services such as Box, Dropbox for Business, and Salesforce, to ...

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