Types of Services Offered By Microsoft Entra/Azure

Ella Stern 60 Reputation points

Hi! I was going through a training and saw the differences between IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and On-premise. I am reaching out to see if Microsoft Azure/Entra ID supports those types of services? Thanks!

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An Azure enterprise identity service that provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication.
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  1. JamesTran-MSFT 32,876 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Ella Stern

    Thank you for your post!

    I understand that you're trying to see if Microsoft Azure/Entra ID supports services within IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and on-prem, and to hopefully help point you in the right direction or resolve your issue, I'll share my findings below.


    Adding onto what was shared by David, when it comes to Azure AD / Microsoft Entra ID, it does support both PaaS and SaaS services.

    Azure AD / Microsoft Entra ID is a cloud-based Identity as a Service (IDaaS) provider that offers a broad range of identity and access management capabilities for organization.

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  1. David Broggy 5,316 Reputation points MVP

    Hi Ella,

    To briefly answer your question: yes.

    Entra ID, formally Azure AD is a full identity solution.

    However the topic of Identity is a very broad subject.

    I would suggest you start by listing out all of the ways you use identity and then begin mapping associated architectures to those assets/applications.




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