Since its launch in 2010, Microsoft Azure has been deployed to millions of organizations worldwide. Azure offers a vast array of services, including virtual machines, databases, AI and machine learning tools, analytics, networking, and storage options. Due to the global popularity of these cloud services, Keeper Security has prioritized seamless integration with Microsoft Azure.
By integrating Keeper with your Azure deployment, organizations can provide efficient access to zero-knowledge password management and encryption. Keeper is compatible with all Microsoft Azure AD environments for SAML 2.0 authentication and automated provisioning.
- Keeper applications (including Web Vault, Browser Extension, Desktop App and iOS/Android apps) are 100% compatible with conditional access policies.
- Keeper supports both commercial (portal.azure.com) and Azure Government Cloud (portal.azure.us) environments.
Why Integrate Keeper With Microsoft Azure?
Over the past three years, the world has witnessed a significant surge in global cyber threats, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This increase can be attributed to the growing reliance on remote work and the adoption of hybrid cloud environments, which have introduced new avenues for cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities and target organizations of all sizes, heightening security concerns across the board.
Simultaneously, IT teams worldwide struggle to provide a seamless user experience for employees as they access the growing number of websites and applications necessary to perform daily tasks.
Organizations need a way to improve security while also removing friction from the employee login experience. The integration of Keeper Security with Azure Single Sign-On (SSO) and System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) does just that. This integration combines robust security features with streamlined access management and user provisioning, empowering organizations to fortify their defenses while enhancing user experience. Let’s explore how Keeper Security integrates with Azure to achieve these objectives.
Strengthening Security and Improving User Experience
Keeper Security is a leading password management and secure digital vault platform trusted by organizations of all sizes worldwide. By integrating with Azure, Keeper extends its capabilities and aligns itself with Azure Active Directory (AD), Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service.
Seamless User Authentication with Azure SSO
With the integration, employees can access Keeper’s secure digital vault effortlessly using their Azure AD credentials. This eliminates the need for multiple passwords and enhances user experience by providing a seamless sign-on process.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Keeper Security supports various MFA methods, including TOTP, SMS and biometrics. By leveraging Azure SSO’s MFA capabilities, organizations can implement an additional layer of security, protecting their critical data from unauthorized access. Organizations can extend MFA further by implementing passwordless authentication with Microsoft Entra utilizing Windows Hello, Microsoft Authenticator or FIDO2 authentication methods through Azure.
Centralized Access Control
Through Azure AD, administrators can enforce access policies and manage user permissions. Keeper Security integrates seamlessly with Azure AD’s Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), ensuring that employees have appropriate access to sensitive information within the secure digital vault.
Conditional access in Azure allows organizations to enforce specific access controls and policies based on certain conditions. It helps protect your organization’s resources by ensuring that only authorized users can access them, and that they are accessing them from secure devices and locations.
Integration with Azure AD: Advanced User Management
Keeper Security’s integration with Azure AD enables administrators to efficiently manage users, teams and attributes within the Keeper platform, promoting effective collaboration while maintaining data security.
Administrators can create, update, and delete user accounts in Keeper directly from Azure AD with Keeper’s SSO Connect Cloud SCIM integration. SCIM streamlines user provisioning and deprovisioning processes, ensuring that access to Keeper’s secure digital vault aligns with an employee’s life cycle within the organization.
User Attributes and Display Name
Keeper allows administrators to synchronize user attributes, including the display name, with Azure AD. This ensures that users’ information remains accurate and up to date, enhancing the overall user experience.
Team Creation and Membership
Using Azure groups, administrators can effortlessly create teams within Keeper Security. Azure AD’s group management features enable seamless team provisioning, ensuring that employees have access to shared vaults and can collaborate effectively within their respective teams.
User Group Management
With Keeper’s integration, administrators can add or remove users from groups within Azure AD. This capability simplifies user group management, granting or revoking access to specific vaults and teams within the Keeper platform.
Automated Device Approval
To prevent unauthorized access to your data, Keeper vaults must be decrypted on any device you authenticate. By implementing Keeper’s Automator Windows service or an always-on Docker container, administrators can monitor your Keeper instance for device approval requests. With our latest update and integration with Azure Cloud Service, fully automated device approval is in the cloud and always on.
Keeper Integrates With Azure
The integration of Keeper Security with Azure presents a powerful solution for organizations seeking to bolster their security posture while delivering an exceptional user experience. By leveraging the strengths of Keeper’s password management and secure digital vault platform with Azure AD’s identity and access management capabilities, businesses can provide employees with seamless access to critical resources while maintaining stringent security controls.
From streamlined user authentication and multi-factor authentication to advanced user management and team collaboration, Keeper Security’s integration with Azure offers a comprehensive solution that enhances security and productivity within organizations.
To learn more about the specific details and implementation guidelines of Keeper Security’s integration with Azure, refer to the official documentation.