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Using Single Sign-On with Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella as its new CEO. This offers some insight into the focus Microsoft wants to have under a new leader. The fact that its new CEO has focused on enterprise and cloud for most of his career at Microsoft speaks to the undeniable trend that these areas have been coming together for some time, and Microsoft is betting that it will accelerate in the coming years.

This growth of cloud in the enterprise continues to present a new array of opportunities and challenges for the enterprise and the evolving IT department.

For many enterprises, Microsoft products continue to be a key component of a company’s IT infrastructure but, like other parts of the infrastructure, much of it is moving to the cloud — creating a hybrid of on-premises and cloud systems to manage. For example, local installs of Microsoft Office are being replaced by Office 365, but many times user identities and network directory permissions are stored locally in Microsoft Active Directory.

In order to manage the hybrid environments that exist today, IT departments need security partners who can accommodate the uniqueness of each environment and simplify managing identity and access.

At Symplified, we specialize in working with the enterprise hybrid environment and understand that for many companies, Microsoft is at the heart of your infrastructure. The Symplified Identity and Access Management platform creates a central point of control for managing identities, policies and access.

We help enterprises leverage the best of their existing Microsoft infrastructure, on premises and in the cloud, and extend the same access management beyond Microsoft to nearly any other Cloud, local or custom application.

Click here for more information on how Symplified helps companies leverage their existing Microsoft infrastructure to create world-class identity and access management for all applications.


Symplified provides:

  • Single Sign-On to Office 365 applications for quick and easy access, from any device or location

  • Integration with Active Directory, or virtually any user directory, for authenticating and authorizing access to your application

  • Integrated Windows Authentication, enabling application access to be driven by a users’ Windows credentials

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