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Guide to Multi-Tenant Active Directory

Microsoft Azure Cloud Infrastructure’s Azure Active Directory multi-tenant authentication provides the potential to centralize identity management and improve usability across an organization’s Azure apps. When a user agrees to the procedure, tenant credentials from one Azure AD application can be used in another Azure AD application. The SSO – single-sign-on experience, which is enabled by Azure AD’s automated SaaS app access management and provisioning capabilities, is available to employees and partners!

Why multi-tenant authentication is essential?

Managing application accessibility can be a complicated and time-consuming task. Multi-tenant authentication makes the procedure easier by allowing a user to log in to a database with a valid user ID regardless of tenancy. Because the data is now more easily available across several tenants, this solution enables a speedier and more practical use of Microsoft Azure Cloud Services’ Azure Active Directory. So, let Microsoft Azure handle your Enterprise Applications and Services while you stay focused on accelerating business growth. Let’s learn about:

Developing a multi-tenant authentication system

Multi-tenant authentication does necessitate some technical effort. The app must be registered in the Azure portal’s Active Directory part of the App Registration Tab by developers or administrators. They must also add permissions to the requested app’s Azure AD utilizing the Required Permissions section. When the Azure AD app is created, the app’s permission will be added by default.

Because the Azure AD app relies on user authentication, the application’s permissions are granted solely by the user, with no need for admin approval. This is shown in the screenshot below. Interested to learn more about how to leverage the multi-tenant application pattern to sign in any Azure Active Directory (AD) user?

Advantages of multi-tenant authentication

  • Upgrades are simple

Multi-tenant authentication allows a vendor to update a single central application or codebase and make the changes available to all users immediately, rather than having to update every instance of its software across a huge number of servers. As a result, setting up a new cloud and application for a new customer is significantly more straightforward.

  • Customizations are simple

Developers can establish an additional layer using multi-tenancy-based applications to allow for changes while keeping the core codebase consistent for all users.

  • Continual cost savings

Multi-tenancy is a budget-friendly option. It speeds up upgrades by removing the need to construct numerous active directories for each application, as a single active directory with multi-tenant authentication can be utilized instead of separate login authentications. Multi-tenant authentication in Azure Active Directory is useful for offering single sign-on functionality for your application, allowing for improved authentication and viability throughout the entire job function. Contact us right away if you require Azure AD or Azure application development assistance.