Azure conditional access licensing contradiction

petersonal 86 Reputation points
2022-11-09T14:24:58.66+00:00

Hi!
My question is seems simple. What license is required to use Azure AD conditional access? There is a lot documentation on multiple, and offical sites, yet I can not find my answer.
The base could be the official MS page: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/conditional-access/overview#license-requirements
From this page, option one is M365 Business Premium. Clear.
There are also some addons available, Azure AD P1 and so on... but my main question is on the enterprise licences. What about Office365 E3 (this is not equivalent with M365 E3). I know this is a package including multiple services and licences.
According to m365maps.com O365 E3 does not have conditional access. Still it is available, and usable. Why? I would like to understand.
My account have Office365 E3 (and power bi free and power automate free). This is the O365 E3 official feature list: https://www.microsoft.com/EN-US/microsoft-365/enterprise/e3?activetab=pivot:overviewtab
Here you can download a PDF with full feature list where you can see O365 E3 does not have conditional access.
Moving on to Azure, checking the service plan details. Office365 E3, includes "Information Protection for Office 365 - Standard" this is my best guess why we can use conditional access. But why not saying in Official documentations? Or what other reason can be?
I am unable to get alone answer despite research please do help me.
Thank you
Peter

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  1. Vasil Michev 98,681 Reputation points MVP
    2022-11-09T16:13:59.553+00:00

    Microsoft does not enforce licensing requirements in code for many features, which is why some of them will work even when you don't have the corresponding license in your tenant. Which doesn't mean you are free to use them, this still violates the license agreement.
    The first link above list the official requirements, try to adhere to those - Azure AD Premium P1 at minimum, or any of the "bundle" SKUs that contain it.

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  2. petersonal 86 Reputation points
    2022-11-10T06:48:37.557+00:00

    Microsoft does not enforce licensing requirements in code for many features, which is why some of them will work even when you don't have the corresponding license in your tenant.

    This never occurred to my mind. I could accept this answer. Someone from the inside could confirm this?

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