Azure AD and Other Identity and Access Products are Merged in a New Admin Center

In multicloud and multiplatform environments, Microsoft’s vision for identity extends beyond traditional identity management to provide our clients with a full toolkit for securing access for everyone and everything. We made substantial progress toward realising this ambition earlier this year with the introduction of Microsoft Entra and the brand-new Microsoft Entra admin centre.

We are currently happy to announce that the Entra admin centre will be gradually made available to Microsoft 365 and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) users. Beginning this month, Microsoft 365 users will gradually start receiving automated redirects to entra.microsoft.com instead of the Azure AD admin centre (aad.portal.azure.com).

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							New Admin Center Unifies Azure AD with Other Identity and Access Products

Learn about Microsoft Entra’s admin centre.

The Microsoft Entra admin centre integrates management of the identity and access solutions offered by Microsoft Entra, including:

Azure AD 

Connecting people to their apps, devices, and data while securing your organisation with the multicloud identity and access management system used by more than 300,000 organisations.

Permissions Management for Microsoft Entra

Using a cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) solution, you can identify, address, and keep an eye on authorization concerns throughout your multicloud architecture.

Microsoft Entra Verified ID 

With the aid of an identity verification system, you may create, issue, and verify decentralised identity credentials that respect privacy and allow for more secure interactions with anyone or anything.

Microsoft Entra Workload Identities 

Manage identities for digital workloads like apps and services and aid in their security. Control their access to cloud resources by enforcing least-privileged access and risk-based policies.

Microsoft Entra Identity Governance

Utilize a comprehensive solution that spans on-premises and cloud-based user directories to streamline operations, satisfy regulatory requirements, and consolidate several point solutions.

Even additional features will be made available through the Microsoft Entra admin centre in 2023.

What is going on with Azure AD?

All of your Azure AD administrative tasks can still be completed through the Microsoft Entra admin centre. The Azure AD tab in the navigation will continue to display all the capabilities. Additionally, a link on the Entra admin centre will let you to go back to the Azure AD admin centre.

With well-liked features like the Azure AD application gallery, multifactor authentication, passwordless, and more, Azure AD is still a go-to option for safeguarding access for workers, clients, and partners. For the sixth consecutive year, Microsoft was recognised as a Leader in the Gartner® Magic QuadrantTM for Access Management in 2022, and we’re still making strides in authentication, resilience, and conditional access.

Get ready now for the transition to the Microsoft Entra admin centre.

Organizations should change their firewall rules as necessary to guarantee constant access to the management experience.

You can access the Microsoft Entra admin centre right now at entra.microsoft.com, and we recommend doing so in order to get ready for the entire transfer.

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