How Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Works

By May 31, 2018Azure, Hybrid Cloud, Security

As your infrastructure extends, multiple-identity access becomes cumbersome for users and even the simplest of tasks become a challenge.

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Security worries will grow as your multiple cloud identity leaves your data vulnerable to attack.

Evros delivers a single solution to control and manage your user identities across the cloud (Azure and Office365) and on-premise with Azure’s Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication helps safeguard access to data and applications while meeting user demand for a simple sign-in process.

The security of Azure Multi-Factor Verification works in its layered approach. Even if an attacker manages to learn the user’s password, it is useless without also having possession of the trusted device. It provides additional security by requiring a second form of authentication and delivers strong authentication via a range of easy verification options.

Here are the following verification methods that can be used implemented for this second verification:

Verification Methods available for Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

Phone call  

A call is placed to a user’s registered phone. The user enters a PIN if necessary then presses the # key.

Text message

A text message is sent to a user’s mobile phone with a six-digit code. The user enters this code on the sign-in page.

Mobile app notification

A verification request is sent to a user’s smartphone. The user enters a PIN if necessary then selects Verify on the mobile app. The Microsoft Authenticator app is available for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS.

Mobile app verification code   

The mobile app, which is running on a user’s smartphone, displays a verification code that changes every 30 seconds. The user finds the most recent code and enters it on the sign-in page. The Microsoft Authenticator app is available for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS.

Third-party OATH tokens 

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server can be configured to accept third-party verification methods.

Are you ready to implement your Hybrid Storage Solution with Azure Multi-factor Authentication? Email your Evros Account Manager for your FREE Microsoft Azure StorSimple consultation today.