New Admin Center Unifies Azure AD with Other Identity and Access Products
Published Dec 01 2022 02:30 PM 11.8K Views
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Microsoft’s vision for identity goes beyond traditional identity management to give our customers an entire toolset to secure access for everyone and everything in multicloud and multiplatform environments. Earlier this year, we significantly advanced this vision with the launch of Microsoft Entra and the new Microsoft Entra admin center.  

 

We’re now pleased to announce the staged rollout of the Entra admin center for Microsoft 365 and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) customers. Starting this month, waves of customers will begin to be automatically directed to entra.microsoft.com from Microsoft 365 in place of the Azure AD admin center (aad.portal.azure.com). 

 

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Get to know the Microsoft Entra admin center 

The Microsoft Entra admin center unifies visibility and administration of the Microsoft Entra identity and access solutions, including: 

 

Azure AD 

Safeguard your organization with the multicloud identity and access management solution used by more than 300,000 organizations, connecting people to their apps, devices, and data. 

 

Microsoft Entra Permissions Management 

Discover, remediate, and monitor permission risks across your multicloud infrastructure with a cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) solution. 

 

Microsoft Entra Verified ID 

Create, issue, and verify privacy-respecting, decentralized identity credentials with an identity verification solution that helps you enable more secure interactions with anyone or anything. 

 

Microsoft Entra Workload Identities 

Manage and help secure identities for digital workloads, such as apps and services. Control their access to cloud resources with risk-based policies and enforcement of least-privileged access. 

 

Microsoft Entra Identity Governance 

Simplify operations, meet regulatory requirements, and consolidate multiple point solutions with a complete solution across on-premises and cloud-based user directories. 

 

In 2023, you’ll see even more capabilities roll out via the Microsoft Entra admin center. 

 

What is happening to Azure AD? 

You’ll still be able to complete all your Azure AD management tasks from the Microsoft Entra admin center. All the capabilities will remain available under the Azure AD tab in the navigation. Also, you’ll be able to return to the Azure AD admin center from a link on the Entra admin center. 

 

Azure AD remains a fundamental solution for securing access for employees, customers, and partners with popular features, including the Azure AD application gallery, multifactor authentication, passwordless, and more. Microsoft was named a Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Access Management for the 6th year, and we’re continuing to advance in authentication, resilience, and Conditional Access.  

 

Prepare now for the move to Microsoft Entra admin center 

To ensure uninterrupted access to the management experience, organizations should update their firewall rules as needed. 

 

The Microsoft Entra admin center is available today at entra.microsoft.com, and we encourage you to explore it in preparation for the full migration. 

 

We welcome your feedback via the admin center. 

 

Kristina Hotz, Principal Manager of Product Management 

 

 

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