Tag: multi-factor authentication

Enable Multi-factor authentication on the Azure Management Portal

Multi-factor authentication means by its name, giving one more step of authentication to protect your account.  The authentication step can be a time-based one-time password sent from a cloud authentication provider such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator. The authentication step can also be a one-time code generated from an immediate authentication server sent to your email or your mobile phone in form of SMS message. Sometimes you can see it in form of biology i.e. fingerprint. Whatever it is, after you enter your username and password in such a traditional way, you still need another step to completely get authenticated before having access to your resources. Multi-factor authentication is commonly required in security policy in medium to large organizations, including governmental environment.


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