Microsoft Edge on iOS and Android Now Supports Conditional Access and Single Sign-On
A Cloud Architect’s Guide to Microsoft Edge’s Newest Feature
Microsoft Edge has recently released a new feature that provides support for conditional access and single sign-on for users on iOS and Android devices. This feature is part of the new Microsoft Edge mobile browser and is designed to allow users a seamless and secure experience while accessing the web. As a cloud architect, you need to understand the implications of this new feature, and how it can be implemented on your organization’s mobile devices.
What is Conditional Access and Single Sign-On?
Conditional access and single sign-on are two security features that are often used in combination to provide users with a secure, seamless experience when accessing the web. Conditional access is the process of determining whether or not a user should be allowed to access a resource or application. This is usually done through a set of rules or policies that can be configured by an administrator. Single sign-on is the process of a user signing in to a single platform and being able to access multiple applications or resources without having to sign in again. For example, a user can sign in to a single platform and then have access to multiple web applications, such as email, file sharing, and more.
How Does Microsoft Edge Support Conditional Access and Single Sign-On?
Microsoft Edge supports conditional access and single sign-on by leveraging Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). This allows users to securely sign in to Microsoft Edge with their existing Azure AD credentials and access the web without having to sign in again. Microsoft Edge also supports the use of multi-factor authentication, which provides an additional layer of security by requiring users to enter a code as well as their username and password.
How Can You Implement This Feature?
To implement this feature, you will need to ensure that your organization has an Azure AD subscription and that users are synced to the Azure AD. You will then need to configure the conditional access rules and single sign-on settings in the Azure portal. Once this is done, users will be able to access the web securely and seamlessly using Microsoft Edge.
What Are the Benefits of This Feature?
The main benefit of this feature is that it provides users with a secure and seamless experience when accessing the web. This helps to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to the web, as users will only be able to access resources and applications that they are authorized to access. Additionally, this feature helps to reduce the amount of time users have to spend logging in and out of multiple applications and websites, as they can sign in once and have access to all the resources they need.
Microsoft Edge’s new feature of providing support for conditional access and single sign-on on iOS and Android devices provides users with a secure and seamless experience when accessing the web. As a cloud architect, it is important to understand the implications of this feature and how to implement it in your organization’s environment. By leveraging Azure AD, users can securely sign in to Microsoft Edge with their existing credentials and access the web without having to sign in again. This reduces the risk of unauthorized access and provides users with a more efficient experience.