Multi Factor Authentication

Azure AD – You can now define the multifactor authentication strength (preview)

Azure AD comes with a lot of security features – some recent such as Passwordless authentication, some less recent such as conditional access – helping protecting your identities and workloads access. Well, in the never ending journey to keep secure identities and data, the Conditional Access feature has been updated to allow administrators to request …

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Azure AD – New security features are now available for Azure MFA

As you know, you can secure access to your resources using Azure AD MFA and the Microsoft Authenticator application. Over the time, Azure AD MFA has been evolving to provide more features such as different authentication methods (like FIDO keys) or helping to start the password-less journey. Well, there have been several new features being …

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Azure AD – New administration roles for managing domain name and authentication methods

Good news, you don’t need to be a global administrator to manage Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) or authentication methods. A new role called Authentication Policy Admin allows you to delegate authentication methods management, covering MFA or password protection policies. NOTE the legacy MFA setting is not available for the authentication policy admin role Below is …

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Security – The Authenticator Application now provides a full screen experience and allow to manage the ‘display code’ for all account at once

By now you should already know the Microsoft Authenticator application used for multi-factor authentication (MFA) when accessing Microsoft services (Microsoft Accounts, Office 365, Azure….) but also other services like Facebook, Google or LinkedIn. Well, the Authenticator application has been updated to provide 2 new nice features: Display/Hide codes for accounts using code only for MFA …

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Azure – Azure MFA will now be enabled by default and free

As just announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2019 Conference, Azure Multi Factor Authentication (Azure MFA) will now be enabled by default for all new Azure AD (and Office 365 or Dynamics as they rely on Azure AD) tenant and will be also free for existing customers with the Microsoft Authenticator app (available on Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.azure.authenticator …

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Security – You can now backup your Microsoft Authenticator application

It has been a long awaited feature for the Microsoft Authenticator application: being able to backup your multi factor accounts and recover them. Well, the wait is now over as you can now backup your MFA accounts and off course recover them when reusing the same account. It works for both personal and work profiles …

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Azure AD – You can now secure SSPR and MFA registration using conditional access

You may already know this is a best practice to get your users registered for Azure Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) and Self Service Password Reset (SSPR). That said, the registration requires your end-user to provide sensitive information (phone number, external email address…) to help the system to properly identify them during the registration process – …

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Azure MFA – Support for hardware OAth token and multiple MFA devices coming on Azure MFA

You may be already aware of the Azure Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) solution which has been available for quite some time. Well, good news as Azure MFA is now going to support hardware tokens (OATH-TOTP SHA-1). As you may already know Azure MFA requires end-user to have a phone available (either mobile or desk phone) …

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Azure/Windows 10 – You can use your Authenticator App to sign in

Going the same way than Windows Hello for Business, you can now use your Microsoft Authenticator app to sign in to your corporate resources protected by Azure AD (Azure, Office 365, Azure published apps…) You need off course few prerequisites: Running Windows 10, registered to your Azure AD tenant Have setup an authentication policy on …

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Azure/Office 365 – Multi Factor Authentication app available in preview for Apple Watch

The Multi Factor Authentication application for Azure and Office 365 is now available in preview for use with Apple Watch. It supports both corporate (work account) and personal (Microsoft account) accounts with push notification. You can sign up at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR68AojHg485IuWUUpl99NURUNFQ0OUpEQzFNRlBHUjc3NkxWSTQzSEhFRi4u