Office 365 Access with Centrify
Your organization has migrated to Office 365. You need to assign licenses to your end users automatically, and give them single sign-on. You’re worried about mobile and BYOD, and how to manage all that for on-premises apps and cloud apps, too. You’ve got a few questions, and are looking for answers.
Centrify Identity Service is built on Azure — the same trusted platform that also powers core functions of Office 365. Customers and partners can be assured of best-in-class support for deployments with Centrify. And, Microsoft has tested and certified Centrify Identity Service as a “Works with Office 365” solution — with established protocols and premier support agreements with Centrify to ensure quality joint customer support. You can trust Centrify with your mission-critical Office 365 services.
Centrify also leverages Microsoft’s industry-leading best practices in the design and management of Centrify Identity Service. And Centrify is available in any of the geographic zones where Azure hosts Office 365.
Office 365 Migration Concerns
Office 365 deployment is all about identity. IT needs to set up user accounts in Office 365 automatically. Users want one-click or one-tap sign on to Office 365 — without remembering another password. Your user identities and group memberships are already stored in Active Directory. The trick is to use those identities with Office 365 — without replicating your sensitive directory information to the cloud.
Other solutions require you to keep user records and licenses in sync between on-premises AD and Office 365, and require complex server installations, and directory replication. Identity Service requires no federation servers, firewall modifications or complex PKI. In just minutes you get:
- Single sign-on and automatic user account provisioning for Office 365
- Granular license assignment and tracking
- Real-time proxying of user identity from Active Directory to Office 365
Providing secure access to Office 365 starts by securing and managing devices. Push email, Wi-Fi and VPN settings, and ensure devices are compliant with your corporate policy.
- Manage passcodes
- Remotely lock and wipe lost or stolen devices
- Leverage device posture for app SSO policy
- Get complete Enterprise Mobility Management, integrated with identity
Some applications warrant extra security. With Centrify, IT can ensure only the right users have access to Office 365.
- Build access policy based on time of day, location, network, device and more
- Use the industry’s simplest multi-factor authentication
SSO FOR HYBRID ENVIRONMENTS
Moving into the cloud with O365 takes lots of planning, and hours of execution. The typical all-at-once “cutover” to the cloud can be daunting. With CIS, customers can migrate on their own schedule. Migrate users or groups to the cloud over time, with full support for hybrid deployments.
Prefer to keep SharePoint on-premises? Centrify provides a fully integrated On-premises App Gateway that provides Single sign-on and secure, encrypted access to behind-the-firewall SharePoint. Best of all, App Gateway eliminates the need for VPN clients or configuration.
Centrify App Gateway—available in the App+ Edition provides:
- Encrypted access to behind-the-firewall apps like SharePoint
- Integrated single sign-on across devices
- App-specific connections, without full network access
Provision and Manage Office 365 User Accounts from Start to Finish
From their first to their last day, manage their access to Office 365 from a central location.
- Create new users, and automatically grant them Office 365 accounts and licenses based on roles.
- Optimize your IT spend: Split up or share licenses, reassign unused components.
- Allow SSO from any device or location; set strong authentication to Office 365.
- When an employee leaves, remove them from AD entirely, and their Office 365 access is revoked automatically.
SSO to Office 365 and Other Apps
There is a world of apps beyond Office 365, but there doesn’t have to be a world of passwords.
With Centrify Identity Service, you can provide SSO to thousands of pre-configured apps, the instant you sign up. Cloud apps, native mobile apps, or on-premises apps — all get secure sign-on with just a click.
Custom apps? No problem. Centrify Infinite Apps lets you add web apps in seconds, from your browser, without the need for custom scripting or configuration
Identity Where You Want It
Centrify Identity Service provides the most flexible options for storing identity — in the cloud, on-premises in Active Directory or LDAP, or any combination.
Centrify supports single sign-on to Office 365, so you can keep your existing identity data where you want: on-premises and behind your firewall — with no replication to the cloud. And you don’t have to buy more servers, or worry about synchronization, thanks to Centrify’s simple cloud connector.
If your organization doesn't use Active Directory, you can use the Centrify Cloud Directory instead. Or, use it for contractors and vendors, to keep your user communities separate. Centrify also supports identity federation to Office 365 from LDAP directories.