Active Directory and Okta are competitors in web app SSO

Comparing Azure® Active Directory® and Okta®

As more IT organizations begin to shift their identity management infrastructure to the cloud, the competition for SaaS identity management solutions is heating up. In the web application single sign-on, also known ...
Secure Token Disabled for a User

Secure Token is Disabled for a User

IT admins are grappling with how to manage Mac users and systems after all the changes to macOS® High Sierra. One specific example of a change made to macOS High Sierra is ...
cloud only active directory

Cloud Only Active Directory®

Is there such a thing as a cloud only Active Directory®? Well, the quick and easy answer is no, at least not from Microsoft®. But, the concept of a cloud directory is ...
Free Cloud Active Directory®

Free Cloud Active Directory®

Is there a free cloud Active Directory® alternative? Well, while it may not be free for an unlimited number of users, JumpCloud® Directory-as-a-Service® is free for 10 users, forever. JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service is ...
AWS® Cloud Directory vs Active Directory®

AWS® Cloud Directory vs Active Directory®

Amazon has recently introduced a new service on its AWS® platform, called Cloud Directory. Because of its name, many IT organizations immediately jump to the conclusion that it is a replacement for ...
Cloud-based directory services

Cloud-Based Directory Services

Cloud-based directory services have drawn a lot of attention in recent years. The thought of a universal identity management solution that doesn’t require anything on-prem is certainly part of the appeal. Why ...
Customer Q&A: GMEDES Finds Cloud Alternative to AD

Customer Q&A: GMEDES Finds Cloud Alternative to AD

When Azure® Active Directory® was released, many IT admins thought they would finally be able to move Active Directory to the cloud. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the case. IT admins are not ...
Is there an Open Source Azure® Active Directory®?

Is there an Open Source Azure® Active Directory®?

As the IT world continues to migrate to the cloud, Microsoft® continues to push Azure® Active Directory as their platform of choice. But as many IT admins know, Azure AD just isn’t ...
Virtual Cloud Identity Provider

Virtual Cloud Identity Provider

A new category of identity management solution is creating a quite a stir in the world of IT. It’s called a virtual cloud identity provider, and it’s being used to integrate user ...
Security Playbook in Azure Security Center

Security Playbook in Azure Security Center

Keeping your cloud-based IT infrastructure secure is a constant effort. The people who want access to your data are always working on ways they can get in, so both you and Microsoft ...