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How Azure Active Directory helps manage identity for remote users

March 24, 2021

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The pandemic has pushed admins to realize that identity should be the first thing they think of when designing a secure network. If you aren’t prioritizing your identity focus in your organization, it’s time for you to do so. If you’re managing identity with an on-premises mindset but support remote staff, then it might be time to update your approach.

If you have been in technology for any length of time, you’ve probably used Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD). Introduced in 1999, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is the cornerstone of many networks. It stores information about devices and users in a domain and verifies their credentials and rights to the network.

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