Introducing Zoho Directory: The workforce identity and access management solution built for cloud businesses

Businesses run on apps.

Every day, people across the world log in to applications for every business function. This is rightly so, as apps are easy to use, update, deploy, and bring marked improvement in workforce productivity.

However, along with the improvements in productivity come the challenges businesses face due to the increased prevalence of apps.

Can we securely authenticate our employees to access apps and devices?

Can we assign the right apps to the required users without complexity?

Can we have strong security controls to protect the organization from the ever-increasing threat of being hacked?

Do we have an overarching system that securely manages interactions between apps, devices, and identities?

To answer these pressing questions, we created Zoho Directory, a workforce identity and access management solution built for businesses on the cloud.

A secure and convenient way to log in to work

Employees use several work applications every day. As your business grows, your app count will, too. Having SSO (single sign-on) makes signing into several applications a lot smoother. It saves the time employees spend entering credentials every day, and prevents poor password practices.

With Zoho Directory's single sign-on option, you can securely and easily access all your work applications with one set of credentials. This improves the overall login experience and productivity of your employees. It also reduces the number of password resets your IT team handles. Through our app catalog, you can easily select from over 350 apps and gain access to them securely.

Extend the power of SSO to your devices

Organizations have been using legacy systems to manage their laptops and desktops. These systems are extremely complex to use, and their binding and unbinding process comes with stipulations which might not suit all organizations. Moreover, this means employees sign in using different passwords for their devices and apps.

What if we can eliminate the usage of different passwords for devices and apps?

With Zoho Directory's device authentication, you get the convenience of accessing your apps and devices with the same set of credentials. It also helps IT admins enroll and disable devices easily while spending less time on password resets.

We believe that Zoho Directory's secure SSO and device authentication will give employees a better login experience.

Fine-grained security policies for better organizational security

The average loss due to a cybercrime for organizations is around $13 million making security breaches one of the biggest concerns for businesses of all sizes.

In fact, according to the 2021 Thales Data Threat Report, almost half (45%) of US companies suffered a data breach in the past year.

Keeping this reality in mind, Zoho Directory lets you define detailed security policies to help protect your organization. You can start your security journey by enabling multi-factor authentication with our own authenticator app, Zoho OneAuth, and add an extra layer of security to your passwords.

Next, you can further configure password policies, manage web sessions, restrict devices based on IP, and more.

Manage all your app operations from one place

As a business grows, their app usage grows. Employees are constantly joining, leaving, or moving teams. Having to provide and modify app access to everyone individually and modifying app data separately is impractical for any growing business.

Zoho Directory's app provisioning lets you create user profiles and handle CRUD app operations such as creation, updation, and deletion from within Zoho Directory. In this way, your IT admins spend less time creating and managing user profiles individually across apps.

Utilize external directories with the help of directory stores

Businesses use on-prem and other cloud directories to manage their workforce. These multiple directory sources lead to user information duplication, and is hard to manage. If you're one such business, we've got you covered.

With directory stores, you can sync user data across directories and maintain a single source of truth for all user information.

With these features, Zoho Directory aims to make the jobs of IT admins easier; they can sync all user information and avoid inconsistencies across services.

Get a complete view of your workforce identity with reports

With Zoho Directory's reports, keep track of all interactions happening within your organization. This helps you monitor suspicious app and user behavior and act before it's too late.

You can also prepare for audits like SOC 2 and ISO 27001 with Zoho Directory's detailed reports on sign-in activity, MFA, and more.

Define admin roles and structure access privileges

As an organization grows, IT teams and admins would be required to manage a lot of users, devices and data. Concentrating all the admin privileges with a single individual poses a major security threat.

Being able to set precise roles for each of your IT admins can help bring structure to the organization.

Now, with the custom roles feature, Zoho Directory can help set explicit roles for your admins such as application admin, organizational admin, and help desk admin. This lets you specify which applications and set of users each admin has control over.

It's time for you to have the Zoho Directory experience!

We have created Zoho Directory for all businesses who look to take charge of their workforce identity on the cloud.

Zoho Directory would be a worthy co-pilot for IT Admins, helping them automate repetitive tasks and manage apps and user identities.

Users would experience better and secure authentication in their work apps and work stations.

Finally, business owners can have a 360-degree view of their workforce identity and protect the organization from security threats with a simple, yet comprehensive, cloud solution.

Try Zoho Directory for free!


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