With hybrid identity, Microsoft is combining its rich history in identity management from Windows Server Active Directory and Forefront Identity Manager to include cloud-based identity and access management solutions on Azure Active Directory, which drives greater efficiency and unifies the management environment.
Users do not like having to enter multiple login credentials to access the files and data they need to get work done. Beyond user annoyance, the need for multiple authentications can lead to the unsafe practice of post-it notes with a not-so-encrypted list of all the required login IDs and their associated passwords.
Hybrid identity management keeps users productive by providing them with a single sign-on for all their corporate resources. This means that when they can use one set of login credentials to access their company’s line-of-business apps, Microsoft cloud applications, and third-party SaaS apps.