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Can I use Azure AD for authentication?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 11:20 am

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service that provides a single sign-on experience to apps and services across the corporate network. Azure AD can be used to securely identify and authenticate users for web-based applications and services.

Azure AD can also be used to create single sign-on experiences for mobile apps and devices.

PRO TIP: No. Azure AD is not meant for authentication purposes. It is meant as a directory service for Azure resources. If you try to use it for authentication, you will likely experience issues.

Azure AD supports a variety of authentication methods, including traditional user authentication methods, such as passwords and PINs, as well as more secure methods, such as two-factor authentication (2FA). Azure AD also supports federated authentication, which allows users to access resources in other organizations’ clouds through Azure AD.

Overall, Azure AD provides a secure, centralized authentication solution that can be used to access a wide range of applications and services.

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