Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server was released

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Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

Roughly four months ago, we saw the release of a new major version of Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, version Last week, Microsoft released a minor version, dubbed version that addresses a couple of issues you might experience with version


What’s New

Incompatibility with Japanese Windows installations

The team fixed an issue that admins might experience when launching the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server Admin Console on Japanese version of Windows.

Language selection for the User Portal

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server’s User Portal is an additional component that allows end-users to make changes to their on-premises MFA registrations in a web-based environment. The User Portal is available in several languages and offers end-users a selection of languages for text messages, phone calls and other authentication-related settings.

The team fixed an issue with retaining the selected language in the User Portal.

Other minor bug fixes

While the above fixes could be classified as minor fixes, the team reports that they’ve fixed other minor issues in Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server as well.


Upgrade considerations

You must upgrade MFA Server and Web Service SDK before upgrading the User Portal or AD FS adapter. Read the guidance in the How to Upgrade section in this blogpost for more information.



You can download Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server here.
The download weighs 128.2 MB.


Version information

This is version of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server.
It was signed off on July 26, 2018.

Author: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is the author of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, speaker and blogger at and He is awarded Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard and VMware vExpert. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Since 2016, Veeam has awarded Sander with the Veeam Vanguard award.