Use cases for AAD

Biju Thankappan 101 Reputation points

What are the use cases for Azure AD, specifically in the scenario where ADFS is already fault tolerant and available on-premises?
Note: I'm not referring to AADDS. Because I know AADDS can at least provide BCDR.

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A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. AmanpreetSingh-MSFT 56,446 Reputation points

    Azure AD cannot be used to recover on-prem environment in case of a disaster. If you have configured PHS, you can convert federated domains to managed to facilitate authentication only for cloud apps.

    Azure AD cannot be used as a full fledged DR solution for your on-premises environment.

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  1. AmanpreetSingh-MSFT 56,446 Reputation points

    @Biju Thankappan Use cases for AAD from features perspective would be in scenarios where you need:

    • B2B Collaboration
    • B2C capabilities
    • Privileged Identity Management feature
    • Identity protection and risk reporting
    • Managed Identities for Azure Resources such as Web Apps, VMs etc.
    • Conditional Access (providing better control than Access Control Policies in ADFS)

    BCDR for AAD is taken care by Microsoft and the end consumers are not required to implement any BCDR solution for AAD.


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