Requirement #2 for Azure Rights Management: Azure AD directory

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Yoshi Munchakoopas
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You must have an Azure AD directory to use Azure RMS. You use your organization account for this directory to sign in to the Azure Management Portal, where, for example, you can configure and manage Rights Management templates.

If you do not already have an Azure subscription for your organization, you can get one by signing up for a free trial. Go to the Azure Get started page and follow the instructions.

For more information, see the following resources in the Azure Active Directory documentation:

If you want to integrate your Azure AD directory with your on-premises AD forests, see Directory integration.


If you have mobile devices or Mac computers that authenticate on-premises by using AD FS or an equivalent authentication provider, you must use AD FS on the minimum server version of Windows Server 2012 R2, or an alternative authentication provider that supports the OAuth 2.0 protocol.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) and Azure RMS

To use multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Azure RMS requires at least one of the following:

Then, configure your MFA solution: