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Active Roles On Demand

No limits to cloud-delivered Active Directory administration (tool), including Azure AD account management. Move your AD/AAD strategy fully to the cloud and sacrifice nothing. All the management, all the vision, all the flexibility in a modern, ISO 27001-certified SaaS solution. Automate manual tasks, speed up approvals and easily remove dead accounts with One Identity Active Roles On Demand.
Unifying the Management of your On-prem and Azure AD Environments with Active Roles 02:59

Unifying the Management of your On-prem and Azure AD Environments with Active Roles

Key benefits

Automate AD/AAD administration

Regulate admin access

Overcome native AD tool limitations

Expand AD control beyond Windows

One Identity ISO/IEC Certifications

One Identity SaaS solutions are developed, operated, and supported within the scope of the One Identity Information Security Management System, which has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, and is aligned to meet the additional control implementation guidance in ISO/IEC 27017:2015 and ISO/IEC 27018:2019. For our customers, meeting the requirements of these important industrial standards can provide confidence that our cloud infrastructure has been independently verified to effectively manage information security and privacy.


Increase AD Efficiency

Accelerate administration, remove the need for heavy IT involvement and reduce manual errors

Improve security

Deploy Zero Trust with delegated permissions

Simplify management

Control complex environments with a single point of administration

Secure access

Control access through delegation using a least-privilege model


Secure access in active directory administration tool

Hybrid AD ready

Active Roles On Demand is optimized to serve the needs of both on-prem AD and Azure AD in a hybrid deployment. It offers a single console, unified workflows and a consistent administrative experience across your entire hybrid environment. With support for multi-tenant, Active Roles eliminates the cumbersome, error-prone, and unnecessary challenges that come with using separate native tools and manual processes.
Secure access

Secure access

Active Roles On Demand provides comprehensive privileged account management for Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, enabling you to control access through delegation using a least-privilege model. Based on defined administrative policies and associated permissions, it generates and strictly enforces access rules, eliminating the errors and inconsistencies common with native approaches to hybrid AD management. Along with modern authentication using OAUTH, Active Roles On Demand has robust and personalized approval procedures establish an IT process and oversight consistent with business requirements, with responsibility chains that complement the automated management of directory data.
Automate account administration

Automate account administration

Active Roles On Demand automates a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Creating user accounts and groups in AD and AAD
  • Extending AD/AAD-based account administrative actions to non-Windows systems and SaaS applications
  • Creating mailboxes in Exchange and Exchange Online
  • Populating groups across AD and AAD
  • Assigning resource in Windows

It also automates the process of reassigning and removing user access rights in AD, AAD and AD-joined systems (including user and group de-provisioning) to ensure an efficient and secure administrative process over the user and group lifecycles. When a user’s access needs to be changed or removed, updates are made automatically across all relevant systems and applications in the hybrid AD/AAD environment, as well as AD-joined systems, including UNIX, Linux, Mac OS X rich (replace ‘as well as’ with ‘and’) and a growing collection of popular SaaS applications via the One Identity Starling Connect solution.

Day to day directory management

Day to day directory management

With Active Roles On Demand, you can easily manage all of the following for both the on-prem and Azure AD environments:

  • Exchange recipients, including mailbox/OCS assignment, creation, movement, deletion, permissions and distribution list management
  • Groups
  • Computers, including shares, printers, local users and groups
  • Active Directory and Azure Active Directory

Active Roles On Demand includes intuitive interfaces to optimize day-to- day administration and help-desk operations of the hybrid AD/AAD environment via both an MMC snap-in and a web interface.

Extend the administrative scope

Extend the administrative scope

Active Roles On Demand supports the SCIM standard, which allows any SCIM-enabled SaaS application (via One Identity Starling Connect) to be embraced in the AD-based account and group administration capabilities of Active Roles.
Manage groups and users in a hosted environment

Manage groups and users in a hosted environment

Synchronize AD domain clients with host AD domain in hosted environments. Active Roles On Demand enables user and group account management from the client domain to the hosted domain, while also synchronizing attributes and passwords. Utilize out-of-the-box connectors to synchronize your on-premises AD accounts to Microsoft Office 365, Lync Online / Skype for Business and SharePoint Online.
Consolidate management points through integration

Consolidate management points through integration

Active Roles On Demand complements your existing technology and IAM strategy. It simplifies and consolidates management points by ensuring easy integration with many One Identity products, including Identity Manager, Safeguard, Authentication Services, Password Manager and ChangeAuditor. Active Roles also automates and extends the capabilities of PowerShell, ADSI, SPML and customizable web interfaces.

Active Roles On Demand comes with all the synchronization technology necessary to manage and secure:

  • Oracle Database
  • Oracle Unified Directory
  • Micro Focus NetIQ Directory
  • IBM AS/400
  • Lync / Skype for Business
  • Exchange
  • One Drive
  • SharePoint
  • AD LDS
  • Office 365 (including roles and groups)
  • Azure AD
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • OLE DB (MS Access)
  • Flat file
Deliver Access Request and Access Certification

Deliver Access Request and Access Certification

Starling CertAccess extends the capabilities of One Identity Active Roles (on-prem and On Demand) to deliver Access Request and Access Certification across your enterprise.
Access certification

Access certification

With Starling CertAccess, enable flexible workflows empower line-of-business managers and resource owners to review and certify user access rights in AD which ensure access continuous compliance. Demonstrates segregation of duties and access controls for compliance and auditors.

Access requests

Now with Starling CertAccess, enable users – or others, acting on behalf of a user – to request access rights in AD. This removes IT from the day-to-day process and assigns the responsibility of granting access to the application/data owner and line-of-business managers.

Automatic, consistent, and complete management

Automatic, consistent, and complete management
Active Roles overcomes the shortcomings of native Active Directory administration tools for efficient hybrid-environment management and security

Supported platforms

Lync / Skype for Business


One Drive



Office 365

Azure AD

Microsoft SQL Server

OLE DB (MS Access)

Flat file

Screenshot Tour

Single Pane of Glass
Access Templates
Drag and Drop Workflows
Security Policy
Change History
Single Pane of Glass

Single Pane of Glass

Manage all systems in your hybrid AD environment with a single pane of glass


Before installing Active Roles 7.4, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

Active Roles includes the following components:

  • Administration Service
  • Web Interface
  • Console (MMC Interface)
  • Management Tools
  • Synchronization Service

This section lists the hardware and software requirements for installing and running each of these components.



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