Azure AD is becoming Microsoft Entra ID as part of the Microsoft Entra product family expansion 

Today we announced the next milestone in our expanded vision for unified secure access. An important part of this milestone for you to be aware of is an upcoming product name change: Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is becoming Microsoft Entra ID 

In this email, you’ll learn more about the context and change plan for this name change to help answer any questions you or your customers may have. 

Action requested from you 

Please update your content and assets with the new naming and product icon starting September 2023, Access the renaming kit. 

What is Microsoft Entra? 

Microsoft Entra is the identity and access product family we introduced in May 2022 to support our expanded vision for secure access. The product family has grown from three products at launch—Azure AD, Permissions Management, and Verified ID—to now eight, including ID Governance, Workload ID, and External ID. 

We’re renaming Azure AD to Microsoft Entra ID 

With the expansion of Microsoft Entra into the Security Service Edge (SSE) category and the launch of two new products—Microsoft Entra Internet Access and Microsoft Entra Private Access—we’re unifying Microsoft’s identity and network access portfolio under the Microsoft Entra brand. This change will simplify secure access experiences for Microsoft customers and make it easier to lead with our multicloud and multiplatform identity security value. 

No action is needed from customers 

This rename won’t change capabilities, APIs, PowerShell Cmdlet, sign-in URLs, service level agreements, Microsoft authentication libraries, developer experiences, or tooling. All deployments, configurations, and integrations will continue to work without interruption.  

No change to pricing and licensing 

All existing pricing and licensing plans remain the same and can be easily mapped between Azure AD and Microsoft Entra ID plans. Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 plans will continue to include Microsoft Entra ID (currently Azure AD). The new display names for licensing plans (SKU)—Microsoft Entra ID Free, Microsoft Entra ID P1, and Microsoft Entra ID P2—will be rolled-out on October 1, 2023. 

Change management 

Starting today, customers will see notifications in the Entra, Azure, and Microsoft 365 admin portals, on our websites, in documentation, and in other places where they interact with Azure AD. We’ll complete the name change across all customer-facing interfaces by the end of 2023. 


Additional resources  

Learn more about Microsoft Entra: 

Visit the updated Microsoft Entra pricing page