Recently, I’ve been involved in some larger on-premises 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. One of the things I noticed while consulting on Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server, is that its marketing department … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Methods per Supported Protocol"
This week, Microsoft released version 184.108.40.206 of its on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server to replace the revoked Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server v220.127.116.11 bits, due to a signing issue in the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication User Portal, that resulted in problems with some Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server deployments. What’s New Allow users to choose their authentication … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 18.104.22.168 for your convenience"
As announced on July 25, today, Microsoft’s new Microsoft Authenticator app replaces both its Azure Authenticator and Microsoft Account app as the one easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs. Now, I’m not sure whether Microsoft will use the above slogan for the app, but to me it sums up what this new app … Continue reading "Microsoft Authenticator – One easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs"
After March's major 22.214.171.124 release of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server, it's good to see an update for the product released in a timely fashion to address the issues, that inevitable rise with a major release, as oposed to minor releases. As the Azure MFA team in Redmond is headed by a new manager, since then, it'll also … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 126.96.36.199 is here"
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"
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 188.8.131.52"
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"
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"
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"
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.”"