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Multi-Factor Authentication

HOWTO: Uninstall and Remove Azure MFA Server versions 7.x and 8.x Implementations

Written on June 18, 2019 at 10:49 PM, by

Last week, Microsoft announced that Azure MFA Server will no longer be available for new deployments per July 1, 2019. New customers who would like to require multi-factor authentication from their users should use cloud-based Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. Existing customers who have activated Azure MFA Server prior to July 1 will be able to download […]

HOWTO: Install Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server

Written on May 14, 2019 at 8:18 PM, by

This blogpost details how to setup and configure Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) Server product in an existing environment. It details how to install and configure the base components: The MFA Server, the Web Service SDK and the User Portal.   Before you begin Before you begin, you should have access to the following […]

HOWTO: Install CensorNet’s SMS PASSCODE AD FS Agent

Written on January 9, 2019 at 5:18 PM, by

Today, I had the pleasure of installing and configuring the AD FS Agent that is part of CensorNet’s SMS PASSCODE product., version 2018 (version 10). Here’s how to perform this task yourself.   About the Extensible Authentication Framework Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) offers the Extensible Authentication Framework (EAF). Leveraging this functionality, multi-factor authentication […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server was released

Written on August 2, 2018 at 1:21 PM, by

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 […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server is here

Written on April 12, 2018 at 10:16 AM, by

When looking back, I realized we’ve been working with Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server version for a year. This week, Microsoft released a new version of it’s on-premises authentication security product: version   What’s New Registration experience improvements on mobile Using MFA Server’s mobile portal, end-users may register the authenticator app […]

Installing Multi-Factor Authentication Server with the new Portal Experience

Written on January 10, 2018 at 8:19 AM, by

Per this week, Azure Active Directory is no longer available in the ‘Old’ Portal experience. Previously, I’ve shared with you how to download, install and configure Microsoft’s on-premises Multi-Factor Authentication Server, while using the old Portal Experience. Now, let me show you how to download, install and configure it with the ‘New’ Portal. In this […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is now in the new Azure Portal (in Public Preview)

Written on October 23, 2017 at 6:32 PM, by

For months, admins wanting to create and manage their on-premises Azure Multi-factor Authentication Server settings had to resort to the old Azure Portal, based on the Azure Service Management (ASM) model, and the PhoneFactor Web (PFWeb) portal, while the rest of Azure Active Directory moved and improved in the new Azure Portal, based on Azure […]

Connecting to Azure MFA Server’s Web Service SDK using certificate authentication

Written on September 4, 2017 at 3:35 PM, by

Recently, I’ve been involved in some larger Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server projects as a senior engineer with a couple of demanding customers. It’s been a lot of fun and quite the roller coaster ride. In my opinion, an increasing number of organizations are looking to implement multi-factor authentication. They may be required to by […]

Ten Things you need to know about Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server

Written on August 28, 2017 at 7:16 PM, by

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server is Microsofts product to add the magic of multi-factor authentication to your organizations on-premises enterprise infrastructure. I’ve been designing, implementing, updating and managing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication for several organizations. It has become one of my favorite tools in my toolbox, but there are a couple of things that I think you […]

Creating an MFA Provider when you have CSP or DreamSpark

Written on July 3, 2017 at 12:24 PM, by

Microsoft is working hard to migrate all management activities from the ‘classic’ Windows Azure Management website ( to the ‘new’ Azure Portal ( Some of Microsoft’s new subscriptions, like its DreamSpark and CSP-style subscriptions, don’t offer access to the ‘classic’ Windows Azure Management website. But alas, some of the management tasks for implementing Multi-factor Authentication […]