Auth on local AD and Azure AD

Fugazi 21 Reputation points


Is it possible, when you have a local AD and are using Azure AD, to log a computer on either one?

Typically, for a user who has never logged in (or for more than 60 days) on a computer and wants to log in from outside our walls (local AD not accessible).


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A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. Fugazi 21 Reputation points

    How does a laptop connect to Azure Connect?
    Let's say I'm at home and I start a laptop that I've never logged on to (or for months): if I enter my credentials, it tells me that it can't contact the domain.
    In this case, how do I make sure that the authentication is done using Azure AD / Azure AD Connect?
    Thank you.

  2. Ricardo Trigueiro 1 Reputation point

    Hi @AGEP-7731 ,

    Wyeh you have a computer joined to a local AD domain and also joined to Azure AD (Azure AD Join) it is known as Azure AD Hybrid Join. In that case your client computer can be manged via GPO (local domain) and Intune MDM policies (Azure AD Joined domain).
    For that you first need to synchronize your local AD with Azure AD, that is achieved with Azure AD Connect.

    Please find below some guides: