Azure AD MFA versus O365 MFA

O365 has a slightly different MFA than Azure AD.

  • Azure AD MFA
    — Go into Azure Portal–> AD –> Users — > enable MFA per user –> Service Settings (allow users to create app passwords, for apps that don’t support MFA)
    — Users can be sent to a URL to set up their own MFA setting
    — Azure Charges Per User (not per SMS etc.),
    — Can manage MFA in office vs. Out of office – by adding trusted IPs in Azure dashboard

MFA Overview

  • One Time Password is used when your regular MFA device fails (say you lose your phone).

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