Microsoft Entra Identity Platform

A developer platform that helps protect your users and data.

The building blocks of machine identity

This is part two of a three-part series of blog posts. In part one, published in Sept 2023, we talked about the drivers and the need for machine identities. Now, we take a look at the building blocks of a machine identity management system.

Public vs. confidential clients and how to avoid common security pitfalls in identity

This blog post delves into the critical differences between public clients, which are inherently more exposed and vulnerable, and confidential clients, which operate under stringent security measures to safeguard sensitive data. You’ll discover why knowing the difference matters and learn a few best practices to help you avoid common pitfalls.

Identity is not just for humans

Part one of a three-part series on why we need machine identities, what the key building blocks are, what standards are available, and what gaps we need to fill.

How the Microsoft identity platform helps developers manage identity risk

Our vision for the Microsoft identity platform is to create a thriving developer and app ecosystem that makes securing identities easy. In fact, over one million applications use our platform, performing over eight billion authentications per day. We combine this with the 65 trillion signals that Microsoft Security processes each day to help ...