Multi-Factor Authentication Pricing
Added security for your data and applications – without added hassle for users
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication helps safeguard access to data and applications while meeting user demand for a simple sign-on process. It delivers strong authentication via a range of easy verification options (phone call, text message or mobile app notification and one-off passwords) allowing users to choose the method they prefer. It can be used both on-premises and in the cloud to add security for accessing Microsoft online services, Azure Active Directory-connected SaaS applications, line-of-business applications and remote-access applications.
For more details, view the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication documentation
The India Regions are available to customers with a business presence in India. The West India data centre is currently only available to select volume licensing customers and partners. For more information, contact your Microsoft India partner manager or account manager.
Azure Government is available to US government entities to purchase physically and network isolated instances of Azure Government from a Licensed Azure Government Service Provider or Partner with no up-front financial commitment or fee. Or, you can sign up for a free Azure Government Trial.
Important: The price in R$ is merely a reference; this is an international transaction and the final price is subject to exchange rates and the inclusion of IOF taxes and an eNF will not be issued.
Azure Germany is available to customers and partners in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and provides data residency in Germany with additional levels of control and data protection with a modest price uplift over global cloud offerings (% varies per service).
Multi-Factor Authentication is not available in the Central India region. Please select another region.
Multi-Factor Authentication is not available in the South India region. Please select another region.
Multi-Factor Authentication is not available in the UK West region. Please select another region.
Multi-Factor Authentication is not available in the UK South region. Please select another region.
Multi-Factor Authentication is not available in the West US 2 region. Please select another region.
Multi-Factor Authentication is not available in the West Central US region. Please select another region.
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is available as a stand-alone service with per-user and per-authentication billing options, or bundled with Azure Active Directory Premium, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Enterprise Cloud Suite.
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is available through a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, the Open Volume Licence Programme, the Cloud Solution Providers programme and Direct, as an annual user-based model. It is also available with a per-user and per-authentication consumption-based model that is billed monthly against an Azure monetary commitment.
|Per-user consumption-based (Azure monetary commitment)||$1.4 per month (unlimited authentications)|
|Per-authentication consumption-based (Azure monetary commitment)||$1.4 per 10 authentications|
|Per-user annual model (Direct)||$1.4 per month (unlimited authentications)|
|Per-user annual model (Volume Licensing)||Contact your Enterprise Agreement representative|
Support and SLA
- Technical support for all Azure services released to General Availability, including Multi-Factor Authentication, is available through Azure Support, starting at $29.0/month. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.
- We guarantee 99.9% availability of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. The service is considered unavailable when it is unable to receive or process authentication requests for the Multi-Factor authentication provider deployed in a customer subscription. Availability is calculated over a monthly billing cycle.
- How does Multi-Factor Authentication billing work?
The ‘per user’ or ‘per authentication’ billing/usage model is chosen when creating a Multi-Factor Auth Provider in the Microsoft Azure classic portal. It is a consumption-based resource that is billed against the organisation’s Azure subscription, just like virtual machines, websites etc.
- Is there a free version of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication for administrators?
A subset of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication capabilities are offered at no cost to Azure Global Administrators when the corresponding Azure Active Directory has not been provisioned with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication for directory users.
- Can I switch between ‘per user’ and ‘per authentication’ billing models at any time?
The billing model is selected during resource creation and cannot be changed once the resource is provisioned. It is possible, however, to create a new Multi-Factor Authentication resource to replace the original. Please note that user settings and configuration options cannot be transferred to the new resource.
- Will my organisation be charged for phone calls or text messages used by Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to authenticate my users?
All costs are rolled into the per-user or per-authentication cost of the service. Organisations (changed from “you”) are not charged for individual phone calls made or text messages sent to your end users when using Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. Phone owners may incur roaming-related or other costs from their telephone networks for receiving phone calls or text messages.
- Does the ‘per user’ billing model charge based on the number of users enabled for Multi-Factor Authentication or the number of users who perform the verifications?
Billing is based on the number of users enabled for Multi-Factor Authentication.