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Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Learn and ask questions on how to implement MFA


What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security mechanism in which individuals are authenticated through more than one required security and validation procedure. It works by requiring two or more of the following authentication methods:

  • Something you know (typically a password)
  • Something you have (a trusted device that is not easily duplicated, like a phone)
  • Something you are (biometrics)
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Can we use an external provider, for example Okta, for MFA into the Partner Center?


Yes, if the 3rd party supports Azure AD.

Directly within AzureAD you can integrate 3rd party MFA using the custom controls feature - the known working solutions are also documented in this article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/conditional-access/controls#custom-controls

Other option would bt ot use On-Premise MFA, e.g. when you have federated AzureAD setup with ADFS - for specific guidance you would need to talk to the 3rd party MFA provider.

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