Azure Active Directory is Microsoft's cloud-based identity and access management service. Organizations can register for an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenant, where they can store and use the information on their identities.
Hybrid identity is Microsoft Marketing speak for connecting an on-premise Active Directory environment to Azure AD. When done correctly, the hybrid identity implementation allows end-users to authenticate to both on-premise and cloud-based applications, systems, and services:
- When accessing NTLM-, LDAP-, and Kerberos-integrated applications, systems, and services, the on-premise Active Directory takes care of authentication and authorization. These protocols are designed for safe networks and have been offering single sign-on for decades.
- When accessing cloud-based applications...