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Using the Access Panel

Published: June 26, 2014

Updated: June 5, 2015

Applies To: Azure Active Directory

The Access Panel is a web-based portal that allows you as the end user with an organizational account in Azure Active Directory to view and launch cloud-based applications to which you have been granted access by the Azure AD administrator. If you are an end-user with Azure Active Directory editions, you can also utilize self-service group management capabilities through the Access Panel.

The Access Panel is separate from the Azure Management Portal and does not require you as the end user to have an Azure subscription. In order to reach the Access Panel as an end user, you must have an organizational account in Azure AD.

The Access Panel provides the end users with the following capabilities:

  • Change the password associated with your organizational account

  • Edit multi-factor authentication-related contact & preference settings (for those accounts that have been required to use it by an administrator)

  • View account details, such as your User ID, alternate email, mobile and office phone numbers

  • View and launch cloud-based applications to which you have been granted access by the Azure AD administrator. For more information about the Access Panel and the overall application access from the administrator’s perspective, see Introduction to the Access Panel and Application access.

  • Self-manage groups. More specifically, you can create and manage security groups and request security group memberships in Azure AD. For more information, see Self-service group management for users in Azure AD and Manage your groups.

    Self-service group management is only available when you have Azure Active Directory editions.

You can open the Access Panel by navigating to the following URL in a web browser:

In order to reach the Access Panel, you must be authenticated using an organizational account in Azure AD. You can be authenticated to Azure AD directly. Or, if your organization has configured federation using AD FS or other technologies, you can be authenticated by Windows Server Active Directory.

At a minimum, the Access Panel requires a browser with support for JavaScript and CSS enabled. If you want to sign in to applications using Password-based SSO, you must installed the Access Panel extension in your browser. This Access Panel extension is downloaded automatically when you select an application that is configured for Password-based SSO. The Access Panel Extension is available for Internet Explorer 8 and later, Chrome, and Firefox browsers.

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