My name is David Howell. I've worked at Microsoft for many years in Online Services and in Identity, and now I am heading up an effort in our Identity Division to focus on security and protection features for Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and our Microsoft Account service. In my new role, I'm going to be blogging a lot about our security improvements in MFA, Active Directory and Azure Active Directory.
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Today I'm happy to announce the support of one-way text messaging with One Time Passwords (OTP's) in Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) server. This has been a feature ask from a lot of our customers.
Azure MFA Server already had support for a variety of options like phone call, two-way text message, mobile app and third party OATH token. The addition of one-way text messaging and OTP's bolsters our MFA story giving customers more options for ways to secure their organization.
What is one-way text message?
One-way text message is an authentication option where users will receive a text message with an OTP. The users will then enters the OTP in the prompt window to complete MFA challenge.
Customers can use one-way text message to secure RADIUS authentication, Web Service SDK and ADFS MFA Adapter.
How do I enable one-way text message for my users?
First of all, install and configure the latest version of the MFA server. To learn more about how to get started with MFA server, check out our video here .
Once you have the MFA server configured, navigate to the Company Settings section and select the One-way option from the Text message dropdown.
I hope you'll find this functionality useful for securing your organization. And as always, we'd love to receive any feedback or suggestions you have.
Best Regards, David Howell (Twitter: @David_A_Howell )
Partner Group Program Manager
Microsoft Identity and Security Services Division
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