AZURE CLOUD PLATFORM -Azure Active Directory (Article 02)

Hi! Guys welcome to the continuous article set of my Azure cloud platform based on the shared cloud architecture. This is the 2nd article after a brief introduction of this article set. You can visit my 1st article here: AZURE CLOUD PLATFORM BASED ON THE SHARED CLOUD ARCHITECTURE

What is Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)?

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s multi-tenant, cloud-based directory and identity management service. For an organization, Azure AD helps employees sign up to multiple services and access them anywhere over the cloud with a single set of login credentials. It enabling Single Sign-On (SSO) to thousands of first and third-party Software as a Service (SaaS) applications like Office 365, Salesforce.com, ServiceNow, Concur and others. For organizations building their own applications, Azure AD can be easily integrated providing a world-class identity solution.

In addition to SSO, Azure AD has enhanced capabilities for robust identity management and security, such as multi-factor authentication, self-service password reset, privileged identity management, role based access control, application usage monitoring, auditing and security monitoring and alerting.

First signup and create an account in Azure if you haven’t: signup.azure.com

Then navigate tho the home view and search for App Registrations in the search bar

After that click new registration option and open the registration application

In your registration application give a name and select supported account type and click register and create your Azure AD :)

If you need to clarify your account type please visit the following link and decide your option: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/develop/single-and-multi-tenant-apps

Here you can see Application ID and tenant ID. We are going to use this IDs and connect our frond end application with our Azure portal.

This is the end of Article 02 and hope you get a brief idea about Azure AD and how to create it practically.

Will see you on my next article Authentication.

Thank You!

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