Explore identity synchronization

Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Microsoft 365
Office 365

This module examines identity synchronization and explores the authentication and provisioning options that can be used, and the inner-workings of directory synchronization.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Microsoft 365 authentication and provisioning options
  • Explain the two identity models in Microsoft 365 - cloud-only identity and hybrid identity
  • Explain the three authentication methods in the hybrid identity model - Password hash synchronization, Pass-through authentication, and federated authentication
  • Describe how Microsoft 365 commonly uses directory synchronization