Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version adds Oracle LDAP Support (among other features)

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This morning, I received a notice of a new version of Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server product.

According to the release notes, this version includes a new feature, logging improvements and a bug fix that might plague your Azure Multi-Factor Authentication implementation.


What’s New

Version of the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server adds the following additional functionality:

  • Directory integration support for Oracle LDAP
  • Fixed a bug with trusted IP addresses in the Multi-Factor Authentication User Portal, when selectable authentication methods are used
  • Web Service SDK Logging
  • Reduce MultiFactorAuthSvc.log authentication entries

Known Issues

Version of the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server does not support Windows Authentication for Terminal Services for Windows Server 2012 R2.


Upgrade Considerations

All other features and components are backwards-compatible with all previous versions.



Version of the on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server can be downloaded via the old-fashioned Azure Management Portal or straight from the MFA Management Portal:

  1. Log on to the Azure Portal.
  2. In the column on the left that lists all the available items and services, scroll down until you reach ACTIVE DIRECTORY.
  3. In the main pane, select the default directory.
  4. Just above the list of directories, click the text MULTI-FACTOR AUTH PROVIDERS.
  5. Click the Multi-Factor Authentication Provider that you’ve configured for your organization and is marked as Active in the STATUS column.
  6. Click MANAGE in the bottom pane on the general settings for the Multi-Factor Authentication Provider.
  7. This will redirect you to your tenant view of the PhoneFactor Portal.
  8. In the main pane of the portal click on the Downloads header.
  9. Click the Download link below the list of supported platforms.

Save MultiFactorAuthenticationServerSetup.exe to a network location where you can use it from each of the Windows Servers that have Azure Multi-Factor Authentication installed.



Version of Azure MFA Server provides new functionality.
When your organization hungers for the new and improved features, please install this version. Otherwise, you might want to hold off on installing and check for any misconfigurations on the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication forum.

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