Azure Active Directory

Service Description

Azure AD provides multiple cloud-based capabilities using emerging technologies including authentication & credential management, collaboration and application management, device management, information security, and is a cloud-enabling capability.

The primary Azure AD tenant used at the UW is It has a default domain of The primary domain used by this tenant is, with many UW NetIDs automatically provisioned for use. There are several other domains associated with this tenant like and Other UW Azure AD tenants exist and are also managed.

Service Options

  • Azure AD Security Token Service. Features UW NetID integration.
  • Azure AD External Users. Features ability to collaborate with non-UW identities.
  • Cloud to On-premises Token Translation (Azure AD Application Proxy). Features the ability to leverage the AAD STS authentication features for on-premises applications.
  • Conditional Access. On a per application basis, restrict who can get a logon token for that application with a set of criteria that must be met. Requires additional purchase.
  • Azure AD Directory Services. Features UW identity integration.
  • Azure AD Graph API. Provides identity data interface.
  • Application integration. Allows you to leverage Azure AD STS features with your own application or a 3rd party application which is pre-integrated. SaaS integration and cross-application functionality are powerful features.
  • Azure MFA. Features phone based multi-factor authentication. Requires additional purchase.
  • Azure RMS. Features encryption and protection capabilities leveraging cloud-issued, short-lived keys with support across a broad set of client platforms. May require additional purchase.


UW faculty, UW staff, UW students, Anyone with a UW NetID

How to Order

Phone: 206-221-5000
Online: Send us a question


Hours available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


The basic service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee. Some service options require additional fee-based licensing.


Service Level Description

During Business Hours (M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm) requests related to Azure AD can expect an initial response within 24 hours.

Service is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for disruptions. On-call staff are available for outage resolution.

Additional Information

Support Information

Support is provided by the UW Information Technology Service Center.

Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 206-221-5000
Online: Send us a question
In-person: Walk-in locations


Last Review Date: 04/12/2016