What Azure AD Join is for?

Noctis0791 121 Reputation points

Hi Experts,

Dumb question here. What is Azure AD join is for? I cant seem to grasp the concept of it. If anyone could shed me some light on its purpose/usage, I would really appreciate it.

Thank you so much!


Azure Active Directory
Azure Active Directory
An Azure enterprise identity service that provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication.
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  1. Saurabh Sharma 17,366 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    With Azure AD join you do not need to join on-premises Active directory and basically indented for cloud-first or cloud-only organizational setup. However Azure AD can work with hybrid environment and you can access both cloud and on-premises resources or applications. Please refer to the documentation for details.
    You can also refer to Plan your Azure Ad Join implementation documentation for additional information.

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  1. Noctis0791 121 Reputation points

    Thanks All! I think i have a better understanding now of what Azure AD Join is. Appreciate it.

  2. Thierry DEMAN-BARCELO 476 Reputation points MVP


    with Azure AD Join, you can "manage" (all) devices of your company connected to the cloud.

    Joined devices (hybrid or not) are considered as internal, so you can apply (or remove) some conditions, as being compliant, updated, with specific configurations (software, ...). So, after validation (of user & Computer), you can authorize them to do more things in an easiest way.

    Mainly, AzureAD join allows you to manage mobiles, tablets (iPad,...) that can't be added to ActiveDirectory, but it gives the same management possibilities to AD Hybrid joined computers.


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