Not everyone has this feature yet. If you don't, don't worry. It's coming soon.
Most users sign in to Microsoft Advertising with a Microsoft account, which is a single user name and password that connects a user to various Microsoft products and services. Each Microsoft account is assigned for personal use, even if the user only manages advertising accounts for work. However, your IT department may restrict access to company assets, including data that's stored in third-party tools such as Microsoft Advertising.
To help those corporate users enforce their IT policies, Microsoft Advertising now offers the ability to restrict sign-in to only work accounts that are authenticated by Azure Active Directory.
Azure Active Directory is Microsoft's cloud-based identity and access management service. It's used by IT departments to administer user names and corporate access at a global scale.
There are several benefits to requiring a work account to access Microsoft Advertising.
Enabling this feature is optional. It's geared towards companies that use Azure Active Directory to authenticate users on their network. As you assess whether this feature is right for you, here are a few things to consider:
We're redesigning Microsoft Advertising, so the steps to complete a task may be different based on the version you're using. Learn more about the redesign and which version you're using.
If you're a Super Admin who wants to enable this feature, you'll first need to switch your user type to a work account before you require all other users to sign in with a work account. Once the feature is enabled, all other users will be prompted to switch to a work account as follows.
If you need to revert your user type from work account to a personal account, please contact support.
To enable this feature, you must be a Super Admin who already signs in with a work account. If you haven't done so, you'll first need to switch your user type to a work account.
Once you enable this feature, your users will be prompted to confirm their work account the next time they sign in. If a user provides an email address that's not authenticated by Azure Active Directory, then that user will be blocked. See the following section on how to manage users once this feature is enabled.
To disable this feature, you must be a Super Admin.
You'll need to keep a few things in mind to make sure that users don't lose access to Microsoft Advertising when you require signing in with a work account.
You'll see a label that reads Blocked within the user's tile in Users.
You'll need to provide a work account to your user if they don't have one. If they do have one, then they'll be prompted at sign-in to choose whether they want to continue signing in with their work account or with their personal account. Be sure that they choose the option to sign in with a work account.
In Users, you'll see Signs in with for each user. There, it notes whether a user is signing in with a personal account or a work account.
Yes. Users will be prompted to sign in with their work account once they click Switch now. Note: some users may have to sign in first with their personal accounts before they can provide a new work account when switching credentials.