Azure Active Directory Basic Discontinued

  • Azure Active Directory Basic was quietly retired in Aug. 2019.
  • Replacement options all result in higher cost.

Beginning in Aug. 2019, customers can no longer acquire new licenses for Azure Active Directory (AAD) Basic, the lowest-end paid edition of AAD.

AAD Basic offered some AAD Premium P1 features such as self-service password reset but at a lower cost. It was particularly useful for kiosk workers and other employees or contractors using AAD to sign on to third-party applications who did not require the full suite of AAD Premium P1 capabilities.

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