Category Archives: Multi-Factor Authentication

KnowledgeBase: When you activate the Microsoft Authenticator App on Android 5.x you receive “Your device does not trust the activation URL”

The mobile world is still a fragmented world, where various versions of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android compete for usage share. With people still getting accustomed to today’s throw-away society and handset manufacturers and vendors tailoring to their needs, there’s people using three years old Operating Systems on mobile phones they just purchased.   The […]

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KnowledgeBase: When you activate the Microsoft Authenticator App you receive “The remote server returned an error: NotFound”

I’ve written about the Multi-Factor Authentication server quite extensively. I’ve been pretty content with text messages for authentication, but since DRAFT NIST Special Publication 800-63B, Out-of-Band (OOB) using the PSTN (SMS or voice) is deprecated (ref 5.1.3.2) I’ve been taking a closer look at the Microsoft Authenticator app.   The situation Microsoft’s on-premises Multi-Factor Authentication […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 7.3.0.3 with lots of improvements

After January’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 7.2.0.1 release, over the weekend, Microsoft released version 7.3.0.0 of its on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server with a lot of performance improvements and other fixes.  While the changes mentioned in the change log aren’t world shocking, this release should alleviate much of the problems you might have with […]

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Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution, Part 6: The Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server User Portal

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity SolutionTo avoid service desk calls, you can implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server’s User Portal. Colleagues enrolled in Azure Multi-Factor Authentication can access this portal to change their phone number(s), change their verification method and/or enroll and/or remove devices with the Azure […]

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Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution, Part 5: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server’s AD FS Adapter implementation

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity SolutionOnce you’ve branded the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Azure Active Directory pages, you might want to apply your corporate branding to the Active Directory Federation Services Adapter pertaining to your on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server. For AD […]

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Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution, Part 2: Recommendations

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity SolutionBefore we go applying changes to our Hybrid Identity implementation, I feel it’s a good time to discuss some of my recommendations for branding. These below five recommendations flow from my own personal experience branding the components of Hybrid Identity implementations. […]

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Things to know about Billing for Azure MFA and Azure MFA Server

Our friends at Microsoft have embraced the cloud as a way to give us the benefits of Pay-per-Use for our licensing needs. This is good news for any person, responsible for billing in an organization that relies heavily on Microsoft products. When thinking about Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), as a service for, for instance, Azure […]

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Supported Azure MFA Server Deployment Scenarios and their pros and cons

Just like Microsoft is able to differentiate between different sizes and maturity levels of customers in its licensing, so is Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server product. Azure MFA Server allows for four Microsoft-supported deployment scenarios: Simple Deployment One All-in-one Multi-Factor Authentication Server implementation Redundant Deployment Two All-in-one Multi-Factor Authentication Servers with replication Stretched […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 7.2.0.1 adds Oracle LDAP Support (among other features)

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 7.2.0.1 of the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server adds […]

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Getting to know the colleagues using Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

On this blog, and in several other places, I’ve shared my experiences with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. While this information meanly focuses on the on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server, I did encounter the occasional implementation of the cloud-based Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. For one such implementation, I had the pleasure of migrating it from the cloud to […]

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