UEM deployment guide for Azure AD
About Azure AD
Azure Active Directory (AD) is a secure cloud identity and access management service. Organizations use it to access Microsoft Office 365, the Azure portal, or other business apps from Microsoft or SaaS vendors. Azure AD employs the most modern authentication standards such as SAML and OAuth to ensure secure access to applications or app resources. It brings in the single sign-on (SSO) approach to enhance the sign-in experience of the enterprise along with additional capabilities such as multi-factor authentication, cloud-scale identity protection, conditional access policies and more.
Hexnode is an award-winning cloud-based UEM solution that offers a smarter platform to easily and securely manage mobile, desktop, or even IoT devices. Hexnode aims at elevating device management by delivering top-notch services to all admins and organizations. Hexnode strives every day to make device management simple and effortless with automation.
The future-ready mobility management software from Hexnode simplifies the management of all major platforms, such as iOS, macOS, Android, Windows, tvOS, and Fire OS. Hexnode now serves thousands of customers spread across hundreds of countries to extend its management capabilities to support any deployment scenario such as COPE, BYOD, COBO, or CYOD.
Hexnode – Azure AD integration
Hexnode’s integration with Azure AD opens up a bunch of enterprise management capabilities. Organizations can now have a simplified solution to regulate their employees’ access to their internal and external resources. This fluid integration will help administrators control the Azure AD from a single location, sync users and groups, ease the enrollment process and simplify policy assignment.
Integrating Hexnode with Azure AD unlocks a plethora of benefits to enterprises:
- Automated directory sync: Enterprises can now have their users and groups automatically synced to Hexnode. Any alterations on the Azure AD portal will be automatically reflected on the MDM console.
- Seamless enrollment techniques: Using the onboarding guidelines available from the enrollment requests (SMS or Email), employees can use their Azure AD credentials to authenticate and enroll devices. Apart from deployment via enrollment invites, users can also leverage the self-enrollment technique to enroll their devices with the already known credentials.
- Secured authentication capabilities: Unlock a bunch of authentication features such as single sign-on (SSO), password policies, multi-factor authentication, and more.
- Streamlined policy assignment: Administrators can directly manage and deploy policies or restrictions to Azure AD users or groups. Hexnode automates the association of policies or configurations to new Azure AD users as they are being added to Azure AD.
- Simplified BitLocker recovery: Integrating Azure AD with Hexnode will facilitate administrators to store the BitLocker recovery information to Azure AD Domain Services.
- Seamless group management: Execute management controls to Azure AD user groups in one go, removing the hassle of associating it individually.
- Integrating Hexnode with Azure AD will enable admins to import Azure AD users directly to the MDM console. This seamless integration reinforces user management and ensures that users access corporate data and assets in a secure and compliant way.
- Hexnode makes it easier to configure multiple Azure AD domains within the portal. Managing and monitoring assets across various departments is now a breeze with Hexnode.
- Hexnode UEM is all about automation. It automates user provisioning, access management and security operations in Azure AD.
- Any organization can effortlessly deploy its Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS devices via Azure AD authentication. Hexnode simplifies device management operations with its platform-agnostic policies, app and content management features, remote management capabilities, kiosk lockdown mechanisms, real-time location tracking abilities, and whatnot.
Steps to integrate Azure AD with Hexnode
- Sign in to your Azure portal.
- Copy the Directory ID from Azure Active Directory > Properties.
- Now, head on to Admin > Azure AD on the MDM console.
- Enter the Directory ID in the ‘Custom domain / Directory (Tenant) ID’ field. Click Configure.
- A sign-in prompt appears to enter your Azure portal user credentials. Click Accept to render the listed permissions to the Hexnode Azure Directory Services. This will successfully configure Azure AD with Hexnode.
Azure AD is available on Enterprise, Ultimate and Ultra editions.