Turn Off Two-Factor Verification / Multi-Factor Authentication In D365

Introduction

 
It used to be that user name and password were considered the most secure way to authenticate a user to access an application. But as modern applications and technology grew organizations started looking to tighten their security to give a more secure and reliable experience to users.
 
As a result, Multi -factor authentication (MFA) became a necessity and Microsoft recommends taking advantage of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to further safeguard access to the application and data. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication delivers strong, single sign-on authentication through a range of verification options, like a phone call, text message, or mobile app notification, and one-time password. It can be used both on-premises and in the cloud to add security for accessing Microsoft online services, gain remote access to applications, and more.
 

Topic

 
If you have created a trial or purchased your subscription in recent times (after October ,2019) you will be prompted for MFA when you sign in. This indicates Security Defaults have been enabled by default.
 
In certain cases, like for a developer instance where multiple developers are working etc., authentication each time may not be possible. One may wish to turn off this feature,  and turn it on when required.
 
This article will discuss steps to turn off this security.
 
Today we will see how can we turn off / remove Multi – factor authentication in D365 in Dynamic CRM [example given below]
 
Turn off two-factor verification / Multi-factor authentication in D365
 
Note
To perform the below steps one needs to have Global Admin permission/rights.
 
Step 1
 
Open portal.office.com URL and then enter the credentials.
 
Turn off two-factor verification / Multi-factor authentication in D365
 
Click on Skip for now
 
Turn off two-factor verification / Multi-factor authentication in D365
 
Step 2
 
Now go to Admin > Azure Active Directory. It will open the Azure portal.
 
Turn off two-factor verification / Multi-factor authentication in D365
 
Turn off two-factor verification / Multi-factor authentication in D365
 
Step 3
 
Go to Azure Active Directory > Properties > Manage Security Defaults. 
 
Here you will see, by Default Security defaults is enabled. Now disable the security defaults by selecting No option and clicking on Save.
 
Turn off two-factor verification / Multi-factor authentication in D365
 
Turn off two-factor verification / Multi-factor authentication in D365