Microsoft Azure Active Directory Conditional Access and Dynamics 365: Enforce multi-factor authentication

January 4 2019

With Azure Active Directory Conditional Access, you can control how authorized users can access your cloud applications. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a method of authentication that requires more than one verification method and adds a second layer of security to sign-ins.

Azure AD is Microsoft's cloud-based identity and access management service. It is intended for app developers and Microsoft 365, Azure, or Dynamics 365 subscribers. So, each Dynamics 365 tenant is automatically an Azure AD tenant.

No setup is required from the D365 administrator side. However, while logging in, users need to provide authentication credentials, for example providing a contact number to receive a message or phone call.

We had a client requirement that whenever any user tries to access D365 or Office 365 services from the outside company network, they needed to be prompted for MFA. By contrast, if the services are being accessed from within company network it shouldn't prompt for MFA because the network is trusted.

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Abhishek Kumar is an Office 365 Administrator, Consultant and expert in CloudFronts Technologies. He has executed and led several corporate large scale implementation projects. While he is engrossed most of the times in delivering projects, he consistently takes out time of his busy schedule to write blogs and conduct webinars regarding Microsoft 365. Abhishek has also made numerous contributions to the online portals and discussions related to his field.

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