This series outlines the most fundamental steps you can take with your investment in Microsoft 365 security solutions. We’ll provide advice on activities such as setting up identity management through active directory, malware protection, and more. In this post, we explain how to create a single common identity across on-premises and cloud with hybrid authentication.
Establishing a single, common identity for each user is the foundations step to your cybersecurity strategy. If you currently have an on-premises footprint, this means connecting your Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to your on-premises resources. There are various requirements and circumstances that will influence the hybrid identity and authentication method that you choose, but whether you choose federation or cloud authentication, there are important security implications for each that you should consider. This blog walks you through our recommended security best practices for each hybrid identity method.