Describe the services and identity types of Azure AD

Business User
Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service. Learn about Azure AD, its services and the types of identities it supports.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe what Azure AD does.
  • Describe the types of identities Azure AD supports.


  • General understanding of networking and cloud computing concepts.
  • General IT knowledge or any general experience working in an IT environment.
  • General understanding of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.