Azure Portal - Multi Factor Authentication for Free Account RRS feed

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  • User753101303 posted


    Yes and you have a note that leads to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/concept-mfa-licensing :

    "Basic multi-factor authentication features are available to Microsoft 365 and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) administrators for no extra cost. If you want to upgrade the features for your admins or extend multi-factor authentication to the rest of your users, you can purchase Azure Multi-Factor Authentication in several ways."

    Or this is an admin account for some other feature? If it's a general Azure question rather than really on the dev site, you could also try https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/community/

    Friday, August 7, 2020 2:06 PM
  • User197122282 posted

    Hi Patrice, thanks for replying.

    Correct me - Azure free account uses 'security defaults' which only allows authentication through MS-Authenticator app . It doesn't allow SMS or Phone based authentication.

    What I need is MFA (SMS, Phone) for the admin role in the Azure free account.


    Friday, August 7, 2020 2:46 PM