Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft's multi-tenant cloud based directory and identity management service.
This section describes how to configure Azure AD as a SAML (2.0) identity provider for Cloud App Security to use.
Before you begin configuring Azure AD, make sure that:
You have a valid subscription with an Azure AD edition license (Free, Basic, or Premium) that handles the sign-in process and eventually provides the authentication credentials to the Cloud App Security management console.
You are logged on to the management console as a Cloud App Security global administrator. For details, see Administrator and Role.