Learn the 4 Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Options

Learn the 4 Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Options | Cloud | Security | Chicago IT | Equilibrium | EQInc.comAzure Active Directory has supported multi-factor authentication (MFA) for a while now. This feature provides customers a secure authentication platform for web apps, Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud platforms.

An "Azure Authenticator" app is available for Windows phone, Android and IOS devices. There are also options available which do not need the app. The 4 available options are below.

 

 

#1 - Azure Authenticator App and push notifications

During login, you will be prompted on your Azure app. Press "authenticate" and you will be logged in:

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#2 - Azure Authenticator App and One-Time Passcode

During login, enter the code that appears on your Azure app which changes periodically. This option will work just fine without a cellular, data or Wi-Fi connection. This option has the most compatibility.

#3 - Automated phone Calls (No App)

During login attempt, users will receive an automated phone call from Azure. Simply press # on your phone during this call, and you will be logged in.

#4 - Text Messages (No App)

During login, users will receive a text message with a one-time code. The user can either reply to the text to finish the login or enter the code on their computer.

 

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