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Microsoft and SailPoint Partner to Deliver Governance for Azure AD


Microsoft and SailPoint have announced a partnership to integrate SailPoint’s identity governance capabilities, including access certifications, access requests, separation-of-duty policy, role management, and audit reporting, to Microsoft’s IDaaS offering, Azure Active Directory (AD).

According to an announcement from Microsoft, the new partnership will help Azure AD customers in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services, and pharma deal with stringent compliance regulations.

“SailPoint has proven its commitment to driving innovation in the market. We’re thrilled to see SailPoint bring their identity governance capabilities to Microsoft Azure Active Directory and to our joint customers,” said Alex Simons, Director of Program Management, Identity Division, Microsoft Corp.

The partnership will allow Azure customers to synchronize the Azure AD view of users and their access to applications with SailPoint via a direct connector that aggregates user accounts, group permissions, and Microsoft Access Panel tiles and maps each of these to the SailPoint Identity Cube. The connector also lets SailPoint send change events back to Azure AD when access is modified during a governance mitigation process, according to Microsoft’s Announcement.

The integration of SailPoint with Azure AD also adds a password synchronization capability that works across applications. and adds support for self-service access requests and approvals.

 “Organizations can now better provide governance-based access to all of their on-premises and cloud applications and systems with the combination of Microsoft Azure Active Directory and SailPoint’s integrated identity governance capabilities,” said Kevin Cunningham, president and founder of SailPoint. By working together with Microsoft, we accelerate our joint customers’ ability to empower users with seamless access while ensuring security requirements are met through identity governance.”

SailPoint, which is rumored to be seeking an IPO, recently announced that it saw more than $130M in revenues in 2016, a 30 percent year-over-year growth from 2016.


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