HOWTO: Enable Azure Multi-factor Authentication on AD FS

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll add an additional layer of information security to authentications that are … Continue reading "HOWTO: Enable Azure Multi-factor Authentication on AD FS"

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.2.2 was released

Roughly a year ago, we saw the release of Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, version 8.0.1.1. Last week, Microsoft released another minor version, dubbed version 8.0.2.2 that addresses a couple of issues you might experience with version 8.0.1.1.   What’s New Fixed issue with AD Sync send email when user enabled state changes In … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.2.2 was released"

HOWTO: Install VASCO’s DIGIPASS Authentication for AD FS

Today, I had the pleasure of installing and configuring OneSpan’s (formerly Vasco’s) DIGIPASS Authentication for Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). Microsoft Docs offers links to documentation for 3rd-party providers with MFA offerings currently available for AD FS, but just like CensorNet’s SMS PASSCODE AD FS Agent, OneSpan’s installation and configuration manual is not … Continue reading "HOWTO: Install VASCO’s DIGIPASS Authentication for AD FS"

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

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 … Continue reading "HOWTO: Uninstall and Remove Azure MFA Server versions 7.x and 8.x Implementations"

HOWTO: Install Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server 8.0.1.1

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 … Continue reading "HOWTO: Install Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server 8.0.1.1"

HOWTO: Install CensorNet’s SMS PASSCODE AD FS Agent

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 … Continue reading "HOWTO: Install CensorNet’s SMS PASSCODE AD FS Agent"

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.1.1 was released

Roughly four months ago, we saw the release of a new major version of Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, version 8.0.0.3. Last week, Microsoft released a minor version, dubbed version 8.0.1.1 that addresses a couple of issues you might experience with version 8.0.0.3.   What’s New Incompatibility with Japanese Windows installations The team fixed … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.1.1 was released"

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.0.3 is here

When looking back, I realized we’ve been working with Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server version  7.3.0.3 for a year. This week, Microsoft released a new version of it’s on-premises authentication security product: version 8.0.0.3.   What’s New Registration experience improvements on mobile Using MFA Server’s mobile portal, end-users may register the authenticator app … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.0.3 is here"

Installing Multi-Factor Authentication Server with the new Portal Experience

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 … Continue reading "Installing Multi-Factor Authentication Server with the new Portal Experience"

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

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 … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is now in the new Azure Portal (in Public Preview)"