Azure Access Control Service (ACS) is a Microsoft-owned cloud-based service that provides an easy way of authenticating and authorizing users to gain access to web applications and services. Azure Access Control Service provides an authorization store that can be accessed programmatically as well as via a management portal.

 

What is Azure Access Control Services used for?

 

Azure Access Control Service primarily enables Azure Administrators with means to control their Azure hosted infrastructure. Azure Access Control Services provides many capabilities including;

  • Provide organization with means to authenticate and authorize users
  • Support for Windows Identify Foundation, Active Directory Federation Services, popular web identity services providers and many other identification and authorization platforms and services.