Overview of Microsoft Edge security

IT admins in the enterprise are constantly facing a myriad of existing and emerging security challenges while protecting the corporate network and devices from malicious attacks and preventing unauthorized access and leaks of corporate data. Microsoft Edge provides several natively built, unique capabilities that help address these challenges.

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This article applies to Microsoft Edge version 77 or later.

Conditional Access

A key aspect of cloud security is identity and access when it comes to managing your cloud resources. In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, users can access your organization's resources using a variety of devices and apps from anywhere. As a result of this, just focusing on who can access a resource is not sufficient. You also need to factor in how a resource is accessed. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Conditional Access helps you master the balance between security and productivity.

Accessing Conditional Access protected resources in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge natively supports Azure AD Conditional Access. There's no need to install a separate extension. When you're signed into a Microsoft Edge profile with enterprise Azure AD credentials, Microsoft Edge allows seamless access to enterprise cloud resources protected using Conditional Access.

On a compliant device, the identity accessing the resource should match the identity on the profile. If it doesn't, you'll see a message like the one in the next screenshot. In the screenshot example, "testadmin@evostsoneboxtest.com" is the sign-in account needed to access the resource.

Conditional access message in browser

To continue, you have to switch to the required profile (if you have one) or create a profile with matching identity.

To sign in and work with your profile, click the account picture in the top right corner of the browser. You can use the dropdown menu to:

  • Select another profile. Click the profile name.
  • Create a profile. Click Add a profile.
  • Manage your profiles. Click Manage profile settings.

This support is available across all platforms, including all supported versions of Windows and macOS.

How to deploy Conditional Access in Azure Active Directory

Deploy Conditional Access provides a detailed guide to help deploy Conditional Access in Azure Active Directory.

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