Create A Secure Azure Active Directory For Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal

In this article, you will learn how to create a secure azure active directory users with multi-factor authentication on azure portal.

Overview

 
In this article, we will  learn about how to create Secure Azure Active Directory for users with Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure portal.
 
We will  learn:
  •  Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • How to create a plan to deploy Azure MFA
  • How to turn on Azure MFA for users and specific apps
Prerequisites
  • Basic knowledge of Azure portal.
  • Azure Subscriptions.
  • Azure AD Premium

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

 
Protect your cloud assets for security groups. One of the primary ways unauthorized users get access to systems is by obtaining a valid username/password combination. Azure can help mitigate this with several features of Azure Active Directory including,
  • Self-service password reset (SSPR)
  • Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Single sign-on (SSO)
  • Password complexity rules
  • Password expiration rules
  • Azure AD password protection
How to get Multi-Factor Authentication?
  • Azure AD Free
  • Azure Active Directory Global Administrators
  • Office 365
Plan your multi-factor authentication deployment,
  1. Selecting an authentication method

Azure Active Directory Identity Protection

 
Step 1
 
Login to portal.azure.com
 
Step 2
 
Enable Azure Multi-Factor Authentication
 
Click  Navigation Menu > Azure Active Directory > Getting Started
 
Select MFA under the Security group
 
How To Create A Secure Azure Active Directory Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal
 
Step 3
 
Select Additional cloud-based MFA settings link under Configure.
 
How To Create A Secure Azure Active Directory Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal 
 
Step 4
 
Setup conditional access rules for MFA
 
Click on the Navigation Menu > Azure Active Directory > Conditional access.
 
Select New policy
 
How To Create A Secure Azure Active Directory Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal 
 
Step 5
  1. Name your policy, for example "All guests"
  2. Select Users and groups to open the panel.

    • Select users and groups
    • Check the All guest and external users checkbox to apply this to all guests
    • Select Done to close the panel.

  3. Select Cloud apps or actions.

    • Select apps and press the Select group
    • Choose an app where you want to enable Azure MFA such as Visual Studio App Center
    • Select and then chhose Done to close the panel.

  4. Review the Conditions

    • Select Locations and then configure it for any location.

  5. Under Access Controls select Grant and make sure that Grant access is selected, select the Require multi-factor authentication checkbox - this is what enforces MFA.
  6. Select to close the window.
  7. Set Enable policy to On.
  8. Select Create to create the policy.
How To Create A Secure Azure Active Directory Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal 
 
Step 6
 
Click on the Navigation Menu > Azure Active Directory > Users
 
On top of the Users tab, select Multi-Factor Authentication.
 
How To Create A Secure Azure Active Directory Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal 
 
Step 7
 
Configure multi-factor authentication methods
 
When a user signs into a service that requires MFA the first time, they will be asked to register their preferred multi-factor authentication method as shown in the following screenshot.
 
How To Create A Secure Azure Active Directory Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal 
 
Once they've registered, each time they sign into a service or app that requires MFA the Azure login.
 
How To Create A Secure Azure Active Directory Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal 
 
Text message
 
Azure sends a verification code to a mobile phone using SMS. The user must enter the code into the browser within a specific time period to continue.
 
Step 8 - Monitoring adoption
 
Azure AD includes a Usage & insights view in the Monitoring.
 
How To Create A Secure Azure Active Directory Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal 
 
You can drill down and see the latest registration audit information for each user by clicking the chart.
 
How To Create A Secure Azure Active Directory Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal 
 
You can also learn more about SSPR
 
How To Create A Secure Azure Active Directory Users With Multi-Factor Authentication On Azure Portal 
 

Summary

 
That’s all, we have learned about Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure portal. I hope you understood How to Create a Secure Azure Active Directory for users with Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure portal.