The time has come. IT admins are finally making the shift to cloud directory services. Historically, the identity provider (IdP) has been on-prem, but with the changing IT landscape there is no doubt that a cloud directory is no longer just an alternative; it is the future of identity management. However, one of the challenges IT admins have faced with the shift to the cloud is that cloud directories can potentially cause a loss of automation. Now, by using PowerShell to manage cloud directory services, that is no longer a worry.