First published on CloudBlogs on Jul 07, 2015
We have heard Azure RemoteApp customers ask for stronger controls over user access, such as forcing multi-factor authentication for users outside of the workplace environment. This, and more, is now possible with
the latest update
to the Azure AD Conditional Access preview!
You can now set access rules specific to Azure RemoteApp; for example, you can select a group of users for whom multi-factor authentication will always be required when logging into RemoteApp. You could also choose to completely block access for users not at work.
You can read the Active Directory
to find out more about this new functionality, including detailed instructions for how to use it with Azure RemoteApp.
A few things to keep in mind:
Conditional access requires Azure AD Premium. You can
try it for free
with your existing Azure AD.
Conditional access rules are set within your Azure AD. All RemoteApp collections and subscriptions that use that directory will have the same access rules apply
Conditional access only applies to organizational accounts in your Azure AD (for example your Office365 user accounts). If you have any Microsoft accounts (e.g. @hotmail.com) in your Azure RemoteApp collections they will not be subject to the access rules you have set up.
If you have any feedback please send it our way through our
Azure discussion forums
. You can also submit feedback request on the
Azure feedback site
Note: Questions and comments are welcome. However, please DO NOT post a request for troubleshooting by using the comment tool at the end of this post. Instead, post a new thread in the
Azure RemoteApp forum