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"The most valuable feature is Identity and Access Management. As an IT administrator, this feature allows me to manage access for users and groups.""This solution is less time-consuming. We don't have to hire as many resources to give permissions to a particular user or group for any application.""The cloud security part is very valuable. Security is the most important thing in today's world. With Azure Active Directory, there are some features that tell you how you need to improve your security level. It informs you if you set up certain policies, e.g., this is where my users sign in. It tends to let you know if your organization has been breached with this security set up. Therefore, it is easier to know when you have been breached, especially if you set up a Conditional Access policy for your organization.""The most valuable feature is the ability to set up conditional access, where you can enforce users to connect using multifactor authentication.""It certainly centralizes usernames, and it certainly centralizes credentials. Companies have different tolerances for synchronizing those credentials versus redirecting to on-prem. The use case of maturing into the cloud helps from a SaaS adoption standpoint, and it also tends to be the jumping-off point for larger organizations to start doing PaaS and infrastructure as a service. So, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service kind of dovetail off the Active Directory synchronization piece and the email and SharePoint. It becomes a natural step for people, who wouldn't normally do infrastructure as a service, because they're already exposed to this, and they have already set up their email and SharePoint there. All of the components are there.""The single sign-on across multiple platforms is really the true advantage here. That gives you one ID and password for access to all your systems. You don't need to manage a plethora of different user IDs and passwords to all the systems that you're going to access.""The interface is well laid out and it is easy to navigate.""Azure Active Directory is a very simple utility to use, it has very good visibility and transparency, and an easy-to-use panel."

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"Identity Cloud has simplified our migrations. Since we're primarily working with native Oracle solutions, we can adopt many features of Oracle Identity Cloud Management.""The most valuable feature is identity management."

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"There is no documentation about how Microsoft will scale Azure AD for customers. It only mentions that it will scale out if you have a lot of requests but does not mention how in detail.""When you start to deal with legacy applications, provisioning is not as intuitive.""I had some issues with the Azure Active Directory on Windows XP. However, it worked well on Windows 7.""The initial setup was complex.""It would be awesome to have a feature where you can see the permissions of a user in all their Azure subscriptions. Right now, you have to select a user, then you have to select the subscription to see which permissions the user has in their selected subscriptions. Sometimes, you just want to know, "Does that user have any permissions in any subscriptions?" That would be awesome if that would be available via the portal.""My only pain point in this solution is creating group membership for devices.""Sometimes, what one customer may like, another may not like it. We have had customers asking, "Why is Microsoft forcing us to do this?" For example, when you use Exchange Server on-premise, then you can customize it for your company and these customizations are unlimited. However, if you use Exchange Online or with Microsoft 365, then your ability to make modifications is limited. So, only the cloud versus is limited.""The support for identification to the application environment could be improved, e.g., Active Directory Federation Services should be implemented in other applications. They need something like software development kits (SDKs) for integration with our own applications, which is not so easy to implement. We would also like synchronization of identities between identities in applications like Azure."

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"Oracle needs to improve the GUI and many other aspects of the cloud console. It isn't as slick as Azure, Google, or IWS cloud. The documentation could be better, too.""The IDs that are not used for a particular number of days should be disabled automatically."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users."
  • "This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "MFA and P2 licenses for two Azures for fully-enabled scenarios and features cost a lot of money. This is where Okta is trying to get the prices down."
  • "We are a non-profit organization, so we get good prices from Microsoft for their products. It is working well, but it could be cheaper. For the type of organization we are, it would be good if they could give a little bit more and be more generous like Google, which has completely free services. Microsoft has free versions or web services called Office 365 E1, which is free for use, but we want to have it with more qualified clients."
  • "We pay about $35 per user."
  • "I think we're on the E3 — I think it was about 35 dollars per user."
  • "We got a good deal. If you get rid of all the products providing features that Azure Suite can provide, then it makes sense cost-wise."
  • "Microsoft has a free version of Azure AD. So, if you don't do a lot of advanced features, then you can use the free version, which is no cost at all because it is underpinning Office 365. Because Microsoft gives it to you as a SaaS, so there are no infrastructure costs whatsoever that you need to incur. If you use the free version, then it is free. If you use the advanced features (that we use), it is a license fee per user."
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    The single sign-on across multiple platforms is really the true advantage here. That gives you one ID and password for access to all your systems. You don't need to manage a plethora of different user… more »
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    Costs are constantly being managed. We don't really have a choice. It's the one shop in town. If you want this, you have to pay for it. We have an E5 license, which I believe is the most expensive… more »
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    The downside is that we now have all our eggs in one basket with Microsoft. We have this great authentication and single sign-on, but if Microsoft has an outage in North America or globally, on… more »
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    Overview

    The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. With Azure Active Directory, you get:

    - Single sign-on enabling access to your apps from anywhere

    - Conditional Access and multi-factor authentication to help protect and govern access

    - A single identity platform to engage with internal and external users more securely

    - Developer tools to easily integrate identity into your apps and services 

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Oracle Identity Cloud Service enables organizations to automate security, compliance, and IDM activities regardless of where they are on their journey to the cloud.

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    Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
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    Financial Services Firm18%
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    Manufacturing Company10%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider19%
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    Azure Active Directory is ranked 1st in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 80 reviews while Oracle Identity Cloud Service is ranked 11th in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 2 reviews. Azure Active Directory is rated 8.8, while Oracle Identity Cloud Service is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Azure Active Directory writes "With multi-factor authentication, we've seen a marked decrease in the number of threats we've seen come through". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Identity Cloud Service writes "It has simplified our migrations, but the GUI could be improved". Azure Active Directory is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Okta Workforce Identity, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and Auth0, whereas Oracle Identity Cloud Service is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Google Cloud Identity, Thales SafeNet Trusted Access and IBM Cloud Identity Service. See our Azure Active Directory vs. Oracle Identity Cloud Service report.

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