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Are you looking for information about the Microsoft Authenticator App? In this archive you will find all our posts about the Microsoft Authenticator App.

Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and FIDO2: Increasing the security of privileged roles

Privileged roles and permissions in Microsoft Entra ID allow you to manage all aspects of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365. To make phishing and other attacks more difficult, a secure password for privileged Microsoft Entra roles is no longer enough. Phishing-resistant multi-factor-authentication, such as FIDO2 protocol on a security key in combination with Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management (PIM), significantly increases security for the Microsoft Tenant and convenience for the user.

Microsoft Entra Private Access: secure access to internal resources and cloud services without VPN

Microsoft Entra Private Access gives users secure access to the internal network and cloud-based services from anywhere in the world. Setting up and maintaining (complex) VPN connections is now a thing of the past. Microsoft Entra Private Access is part of Microsoft Global Secure Access, which includes a range of identity and network access security products. The service is based on the SASE framework (Secure Access Service Edge), which combines WAN functions and zero-trust network access (ZTNA) in a cloud-based platform.

Microsoft Authenticator App: Improve security with number matching

The use of multi-factor authentication is considered one of the most secure methods to protect an account and is therefore recommended by pretty much every provider by now. Due to this fact, the user receives many multi-factor authentication requests every day, which are probably no longer considered carefully and are approved out of habit.
Microsoft introduces number matching, a method that can prevent blind approval of the request.

For existing users with the Microsoft Authenticator App, number matching will be enabled by default on February 27, 2023.
The following tutorial will immediately enable number matching and therefore increase login security.

Microsoft Authenticator App: Improve security with app and location information

Multi-Factor Authentication improves security of every identity. Microsoft is working constantly to improve the security of their Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure accounts.
A new feature has been added to the Microsoft Authenticator App, which displays additional information in multi-factor authentication approval requests:

  • which application sent the approval request
  • sign-in location of the approval request

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