Azure Active Directory service description

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management solution, which helps your employees and guest users sign in securely and access resources such as Microsoft apps (for example, Microsoft 365 and Azure), thousands of pre-integrated popular SaaS apps (for example, ServiceNow, Google apps), and any custom-build cloud or on-premises web apps. It offers security capabilities like single sign-on, multifactor authentication, Conditional Access, and lifecycle management to protect organizations against identity compromise.

Available plans

For detailed plan information on subscriptions that enable users for Azure Active Directory, see the full subscription comparison table.

Feature availability

Azure Active Directory features are always evolving and expanding. Refer to our official pricing page for the latest list of features.


To stay informed of upcoming changes, including new and changed features, planned maintenance, or other important announcements, visit the Message Center. For more information, see Message center.

Licensing terms

For licensing terms and conditions for products and services purchased through Microsoft Commercial Volume Licensing Programs, see the Product Terms site.


Microsoft remains committed to the security of your data and the accessibility of our services. For more information, see the Microsoft Trust Center and the Office Accessibility Center.

Learn more

For more information about Azure Active Directory, check out the following resources: