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How to set up multi-factor authentication in Office 365 without PowerShell

  • Enable and enforce MFA in Office 365
  • Disable MFA in Office 365

Enterprise security is a source of constant worry for organizations today. Passwords are designed to protect data, but attackers use varied techniques like brute-force attacks, email phishing, and other social engineering tactics to gain access to user account credentials. Adding additional layers of security in the form of multi-factor authentication (MFA) can help protect enterprise data.

Using ADManager Plus, you can provision Office 365 accounts, manage user licenses, and perform a wide variety of user, group, contact, and mailbox modification actions. Additionally, you can configure MFA for Office 365 users by enabling, enforcing, and disabling it for accounts in bulk using a CSV file in a particular tenant account. If you have Active Directory (AD) user accounts configured for individual Office 365 accounts, you can also enable MFA for users belonging to specific AD organizational units (OUs) alone. Supported MFA methods include text messages, phone calls, one-time passwords (OTPs), and in-app notifications.

How to configure MFA in Office 365 using ADManager Plus

  1. Log in to ADManager Plus.
  2. Go to Office 365 → Management → MFA settings.
  3. Enable, enforce, or disable MFA for users in specific Office 365 tenant accounts in bulk.

To get insights into users with MFA enabled or disabled, ADManager Plus offers out-of-the-box reports that can fetch MFA-related information for individual Office 365 tenant accounts. Apart from configuring MFA for Office 365 accounts, you can also set up MFA for AD users when logging on to ADManager Plus. Using the tool, you can set up authentication via one of these platforms: Duo Security, Google Authenticator, OTP via email, and RSA Authenticator.

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