Question about password hash sync

Matt Thornton 20 Reputation points


I am trying to understand how password hash sync works. If 365 only syncs a hash from the DC and not the actual password, then what exactly happens when you enter your password into a web app or for it to be able to know that you are entering the correct password? Also any thoughts on PHS vs PTA with regards to security would be helpful.

Azure Active Directory
Azure Active Directory
An Azure enterprise identity service that provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication.
13,547 questions
No comments
{count} votes

Accepted answer
  1. TP 17,661 Reputation points


    The password that you enter when signing in to is hashed, and then this is compared to the synced hash. If the two match, then Azure AD knows you entered the correct password.

    If the above was helpful please click Accept Answer.



    1 person found this answer helpful.

0 additional answers

Sort by: Most helpful