Simplify Office 365 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, Built on Microsoft Azure

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.
Centrify helps advance the productivity of customers. Centrify services for Office 365 are built on Azure, the cloud for the modern business. Neil Mackenzie, Azure Cloud Solution Architect

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

Devices and Apps

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

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

Centrify On-Premises App Gateway