Centrify and Microsoft


For several years, Centrify and Microsoft have strategically partnered to help our mutual customers extend Active Directory natively to data center systems, mobile devices and cloud applications. Today, Centrify is aligned with Microsoft at various levels including platform, technology and a vision for the future.

"Works with Office 365" Identity Partner

Centrify for Office 365 runs on the Azure cloud platform and is the industry's most comprehensive solution for Active Directory-based single sign-on, user provisioning and mobility management for Office 365.


Centrify helps partners and customers to rapidly deploy Office365 and fast-track its service adoption by licensed users. Centrify is a Microsoft tested and certified “Works with Office365” solution with established protocols to ensure quality joint customer support.

“We look forward to working with partners like Centrify who enable a frictionless experience for customers looking to leverage Microsoft Active Directory for seamless federation to Office 365.”

- Arpan Shah, Sr. Director of Product Management for Office 365, Microsoft

A Windows Azure Fast Track ISV Partner

Built on Azure, the Centrify Infrastructure Services boosts productivity by extending secure Active Directory-based access to IaaS servers, SaaS apps and mobile devices.


As a strategic Windows Azure ISV partner, Centrify continuously innovates and delivers new services to address security and compliance requirements across the fast-changing mobile device and cloud landscape.

“Centrify extends Windows Azure functionality with an on-demand identity service across data center, cloud, and mobile environments. That lets IT leverage both their existing Active Directory infrastructure and already acquired skill sets.”

- Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director, Windows Azure Product Marketing, Microsoft

Certified Partner Solutions for Windows Server

Centrify was the first to extend Active Directory to non-Microsoft platforms and successfully complete Microsoft's rigorous "Certified for Windows" program for Windows Server 2003 through 2012 editions.

“The combination of Active Directory and Centrify gives us a really powerful single authentication solution across a highly-mixed environment.”

- Bill Hilf, General Manager of Platform Strategy, Microsoft

Gold Certified Microsoft Partner

Centrify has held Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program since 2006. As a Gold Certified partner, Centrify has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven its ability to meet customer needs.


Centrify Licenses Microsoft Group Policy Patents

In 2010, Centrify signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft to advance remote user communication for organizations using cloud environments.