Given the sophisticated nature of recent cyberattacks engineered by hackers, there is a pressing need to go beyond passwords to protect user accounts. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) can prove useful or even essential to achieve this. Microsoft 365, previously Office 365, is a business software suite widely used across the globe. Let's see how to enable MFA in Microsoft 365 and then look at a better solution.
MFA for Microsoft 365 user accounts can be configured through the Azure AD admin center. Here are the steps involved:
The three available verification methods are:
When users log in after the admin has enabled MFA for them, they will be asked to set up verification details required to complete the MFA configuration. They can choose to get the verification code through a text message, call, or push notification to the Microsoft app.
ADSelfService Plus is an integrated self-service password management and single sign-on solution. ADSelfService Plus offers over 17 advanced authentication techniques including biometrics, YubiKey, Google Authenticator, and more. Microsoft 365 accounts can be protected by these methods once single sign-on is enabled from ADSelfService Plus for Microsoft 365.
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