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-time 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 please visit the documentation of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.

Pricing Details

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 License Program, the Cloud Solution Providers program, and Direct, as an annual user based model. It's also available with a per-user and per-authentication consumption-based model that's billed monthly against Azure monetary commitment.

Billing Model Price
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 & SLA

  • Technical support for all Azure services released to general availability, including Multi-Factor Authentication, is available through Azure Support, starting at $29/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's 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.

FAQ

  • The "per-user" or "per-authentication" billing/usage model is chosen when creating a Multi-Factor Authentication Provider in the Microsoft Azure classic portal. It’s a consumption-based resource that’s billed against the organization’s Azure subscription, just like virtual machines or websites.

  • A subset of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication capabilities is 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.

  • The billing model is selected during resource creation and cannot be changed once the resource is provisioned. It's 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.

  • All costs are rolled into the per-user or per-authentication cost of the service. Organization (changed from “you”) are not charged for individual phone calls placed, or text messages sent, to your users when using Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. Phone owners may incur roaming-related or other costs from their telephone carriers to receive the phone calls or text messages.

  • Billing is based on the number of users enabled for Multi-Factor Authentication.

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