Category Archives: Multi-Factor Authentication

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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Forcing the use of a specific Azure Multi-Factor Authentication method for a Relying Party Trust in AD FS

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in combination with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server work together when you install and configure the Azure MFA Adapter for AD FS. Now, per Relying Party Trust (RPT) in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), you might want to force the use of a specific Azure Multi-Factor Authentication method. […]

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Prompting colleagues for their Multi-Factor Authentication method in AD FS

Since version 7 of the on-premises Azure MFA Server, a new setting is available that might make sense in your Hybrid Identity environment when using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), called Prompt for user’s method. According to the Azure MFA Server 7.1.2.1 Release Notes, this feature is available since version 7.0.0.9. In the release […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication features per license and implementation

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 more confusing things about Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server to customers is its licensing and the features […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Methods per Supported Protocol

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 […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 7.1.2.1 for your convenience

This week, Microsoft released version 7.1.2.1 of its on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server to replace the revoked Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server v7.1.1.1 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 […]

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Microsoft Authenticator – One easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs

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 […]

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