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

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 Microsoft 365 accounts, manage user licenses, and perform a wide variety of user, group, contact, and mailbox modification actions. Additionally, you can configure MFA for Microsoft 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. ADManager Plus supports the following MFA methods:

  • Text code to mobile number
  • Call mobile number
  • Call office number
  • Call alternate mobile number
  • Show one-time password (OTP) in application
  • Phone app notification

Configuring MFA in Office 365 using ADManager Plus

ADManager Plus allows you to enforce, enable, and disable MFA for your Office 365 users in a few clicks. The following sections describe the steps to perform the respective operations.

How to enforce or enable MFA for O365 users via ADManager Plus

Follow these steps to enforce or enable MFA for Office 365 users in bulk:

Step 1: Log in to the ADManager Plus console.

Step 2: Navigate to Office 365 → Management → MFA Settings.

Step 3: To enforce MFA, select the MFA method that you prefer from the drop-down menu. Choose the Office 365 tenant and enter the list of users for whom MFA is to be enforced„you can also import a CSV file containing the user accounts. Click Apply to execute the operation.

To enable MFA, select Enable next to MFA Settings and follow the same steps used in enforcing MFA.

Note: Configuring Office 365 settings is mandatory before starting the process.

Enable and Enforce Office 365 Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

How to disable MFA for O365 users via ADManager Plus

Follow these steps to disable MFA for Office 365 users in bulk:

Step 1: Log in to the ADManager Plus console.

Step 2: Navigate to Office 365 → Management → MFA Settings.

Step 3: Select Disable next to MFA Settings. Choose the Office 365 tenant and enter the list of users for whom MFA is to be disabled„you can also import a CSV file containing the user accounts.

Disable Office 365 Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

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 Microsoft 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.

Manage Office 365 properties in bulk using ADManager Plus.

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