Configuring Azure Active Directory

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.

  1. Sign in to the Azure management portal at using your Azure AD administrator account.
  2. If you are using an Azure AD Premium edition, go to Using Azure AD Premium Edition.

    If you are using an Azure AD Free or Basic edition, go to Using Azure AD Free or Basic Edition.