Multi-Factor Authentication Server version offers improved migration functionality to Azure MFA

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Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

On November 11th, 2022, Microsoft released version of its Azure MFA Server product that allows organization to add multi-factor authentication to RADIUS-, AD FS-, IIS-based and other on-premises authentication scenarios.


What’s New

The release notes mention the following changes:

Seamless Upgrades

Azure MFA Server 8.1.3 introduces functionality to eliminate downtime when upgrading to version 8.1.x from version 8.0.x and earlier versions.


Display Azure MFA Default method

Azure MFA Server 8.1.3, and up, display the Azure AD MFA (cloud service) default method in the MFA Server Migration Utility.


Multi-language support enhancements

Azure MFA Server 8.1.3 brings fixes to the multi-language support for the MFA Server Migration Utility. Multi-language support for MFA Server Migration Utility was introduced in version 8.1.2.


Known Issues

Windows Authentication for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is not supported for Windows Server 2012 R2, and up.


Upgrade considerations

You must upgrade MFA Server and Web Service SDK before upgrading the User Portal or AD FS adapter. Read the guidance in the How to Upgrade section in this blogpost for more information.



You can download Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server here.
The download weighs 145 MB.


Version information

This is version of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server.
It was signed off on November 11th, 2022.

Further reading

Ten Things you need to know about Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server
Multi-Factor Authentication Server version offers migration functionality to seamlessly switch to Azure MFA
HOWTO: Install Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server
Supported Azure MFA Server Deployment Scenarios and their pros and cons
HOWTO: Uninstall and Remove Azure MFA Server versions 7.x and 8.x Implementations

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