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LDAP vs Azure Active Directory: What are the differences?

Developers describe LDAP as "A lightweight directory access protocol". It is a mature, flexible, and well supported standards-based mechanism for interacting with directory servers. It’s often used for authentication and storing information about users, groups, and applications, but an LDAP directory server is a fairly general-purpose data store and can be used in a wide variety of applications. On the other hand, Azure Active Directory is detailed as "Identity and access management for the cloud". It is a comprehensive identity and access management solution that gives you a robust set of capabilities to manage users and groups. You can get the reliability and scalability you need with identity services that work with your on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environment.

LDAP can be classified as a tool in the "User Management and Authentication" category, while Azure Active Directory is grouped under "Password Management".

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      What is Azure Active Directory?

      It is a comprehensive identity and access management solution that gives you a robust set of capabilities to manage users and groups. You can get the reliability and scalability you need with identity services that work with your on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environment.

      What is LDAP?

      It is a mature, flexible, and well supported standards-based mechanism for interacting with directory servers. It’s often used for authentication and storing information about users, groups, and applications, but an LDAP directory server is a fairly general-purpose data store and can be used in a wide variety of applications.

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