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What is Azure Multi-Factor Authentication?

Learn what multi-factor or two-factor authentication is and how it can help protect your data and applications. Learn about the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication service, including an overview of how it works and how to enable it for both cloud and on-premises applications.

Using Multi-Factor Authentication to sign in to cloud apps

Learn how to set up Multi-Factor Authentication for your account and how to use it when signing in. Learn about the different authentication options available, including the Multi-Factor Authentication mobile apps, phone calls, and text messages.

Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365

Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365, powered by Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, works exclusively with Office 365 applications at no additional cost and is managed from the Office 365 portal.

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Adding Multi-Factor Authentication to Azure Active Directory

Learn how to configure Multi-Factor Authentication for Azure AD identities and applications.

Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication for on-premises applications and Windows Server

Learn how to install and configure the Multi-Factor Authentication Server to secure access to on-premises applications. Topics include how to configure the service for applications using RADIUS, IIS, LDAP, and Windows Authentication; how to sync with Windows Server Active Directory or other LDAP directories; and, how to provision users.

Using Multi-Factor Authentication with Active Directory Federation Services

Learn how to set up Multi-Factor Authentication with Active Directory Federation Services to authenticate cloud applications using on-premises credentials.

Building Multi-Factor Authentication into custom apps (SDK)

Learn how to set up Multi-Factor Authentication with Active Directory Federation Services to authenticate cloud applications using on-premises credentials.

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Administering Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Providers

Learn how to add, remove, and configure a Multi-Factor Authentication Provider. Understand how to connect a provider to an existing Azure AD directory.

Configuring advanced Multi-Factor Authentication settings

Realize the full value of the Multi-Factor Authentication service by learning how to configure and use advanced settings such as real-time fraud alerts and custom messages.

Sync with Windows Server Active Directory

Centralize management of on-premises users stored in Windows Server Active Directory or another LDAP directory. Automate user provisioning and manage settings for your entire directory or by organizational group.