How to Check What Type of Active Directory is in use?

Copper Contributor

Is it possible to see what type of Active Directory is in use from the Microsoft 365 Admin center?

I am trying to see not just if a cloud, hybrid, or on-prem Active Directory is in use, but which specific type (i.e. AAD Application Proxy) is being used. I have been trying to figure out how to do this, but keep hitting a wall, and every resource I come across doesn't walk me through the mechanics of how to actually find this information.

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There’s a couple of things you can check in various places:

* Check if Azure AD Connect is enabled: go to the AAD admin portal, select Azure Active Directory and Azure AD Connect. This way you know if hybrid identities are used with on prem AD

* Check if any Application Proxies are configured: same as above but select Application proxy instead

* Have a look at individual identities: there is a directory synced and source attribute which tells you where the identity originates

Does this answer your question?