Definition "Cloud domain account" RRS feed

  • Question

  • In connection with the storage of the recovery key at BitLocker, the term "cloud domain account" appears. Is there an official definition from Microsoft of what counts as a cloud domain account? Does it only refer to accounts that are hosted in an Azure Active Directory?
    Sunday, January 5, 2020 2:21 PM


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  • Hi Felix,

    that's correct - that's another term for an Azure AD tenant user account


    Sunday, January 5, 2020 3:29 PM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for fast answering. Is there any source I can cite this from

    Sunday, January 5, 2020 3:32 PM
  • You might want to refer to - it's a bit dated by the concepts are still the same.

    The "cloud domain account" is not really the term you will encounter in the official Microsoft documentation - it somehow found its way into the BitLocker interface ;)

    Ultimately though, that's essentially how the recovery works in this case - you rely on your Azure AD account to store the recovery info


    Sunday, January 5, 2020 4:08 PM