Azure AD Cloud App Discovery as a Service, not as a Project

Azure Active Directory is quickly becoming the Identity Management-as-a-Service solution of choice for many organizations. One of the nicest features, but unfortunately less common features of Azure AD is its Cloud App Discovery tool and the way it integrates with Azure AD Identity Protection.   About Azure AD Cloud App Discovery Azure AD Cloud App … Continue reading "Azure AD Cloud App Discovery as a Service, not as a Project"

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server reaches version 7.0.0.9

After helping clients with implementing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), the on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, MFA AD FS Adapters and sharing implementation and troubleshooting information on version 6.3.1, now is the time to take a look at version 7.0 of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, as released on March 26 by Microsoft.   What’s … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server reaches version 7.0.0.9"

KnowledgeBase: Users in Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 6.3.x and up can not select One-Way OTP or PIN options in the User Portal

Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server is a rapidly evolving product for all your multi-factor authentication needs. In recent versions, Microsoft has added numerous features in the product that was originally developed by the acquired PhoneFactor company. One such feature is the one-way SMS authentication method, as an alternative to the two-way SMS method. Microsoft … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: Users in Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 6.3.x and up can not select One-Way OTP or PIN options in the User Portal"

Choosing the right Azure MFA authentication methods

A couple of weeks ago, I took interest in Azure Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) and wrote a series on 4Sysops, detailing the Azure MFA Service and the on-premises Multi-Factor Authentication Server: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 1: Introduction Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 2: Components Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 3: Configuring Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – … Continue reading "Choosing the right Azure MFA authentication methods"

Knowledgebase: You receive a "Web Service Requests must be protected by authentication" error when activating a Multi-Factor Auth app

I have identified an issue with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in a hybrid deployment. When you access the User Portal to activate the mobile app, you receive an error. All other Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) functionality works.   The situation After you’ve deployed a Multi-Factor Authentication Server installation as part of your Azure MFA hybrid implementation, … Continue reading "Knowledgebase: You receive a "Web Service Requests must be protected by authentication" error when activating a Multi-Factor Auth app"

KnowledgeBase: Azure MFA Portal shows error “Error communicating with the local Multi-Factor Authentication service. Please contact your administrator.”

When you’re setting up Microsoft Azure Multi-factor Authentication (Azure MFA) in a setup involving the on-premises MFA Server, and want to use the User portal for registration, you might encounter an error that makes the portal unusable. Luckily, there’s a solution.   The situation On an on-premises Windows Server installation with the Azure Multi-factor Authentication … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: Azure MFA Portal shows error “Error communicating with the local Multi-Factor Authentication service. Please contact your administrator.”"