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Microsoft accounts are set up by a user to get access to consumer-oriented Microsoft products and cloud services, such as Outlook, OneDrive, Xbox LIVE, or Microsoft 365. The account is created and stored in the Microsoft consumer identity account system that's run by Microsoft.

MSA’s allow you to create an account in Active Directory that is tied to a specific computer. That account has its own complex password and is maintained automatically. This means that an MSA can run services on a computer in a secure and easy to maintain manner, while maintaining the capability to connect to network resources as a specific user principal.

Xbox Ambassador. Replied on November 16, 2015. In reply to A. User's post on November 16, 2015. Hi Ismael, Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. MSA ID is Microsoft Account Identity.