Tag Archives: Multi Factor Authentication

#ADFS and #MFA load balancer guidance

When designing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) my actual involvement with the networking guys who handle the load balancer configuration is generally limited to a few calls and emails.  We provide some requirements in the forms of availability and … Continue reading

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Multi-Factor Authentication and multiple identity providers

When you implement an additional authentication provider in your Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) identity provider (IdP) you soon start getting all manner of requests from application owners/managers within the business for multi-factor authentication (MFA) configuration.  For the most … Continue reading

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (#AzureMFA) and Active Directory Federation Services (#ADFS)

Today, implementing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in an hybrid identity and access management solution based on Azure Active Directory (Azure AD, AAD) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) more often than not requires that you implement the on-premises Azure … Continue reading

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server portal looping layer-8 issue

I’ve recently designed and implemented a large hybrid identity provider that comprises Azure Active Directory Premium, Active Directory Federation Services and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server.  One of the things I did was utilise Internet Information Services (IIS) URL rewrite rules … Continue reading

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ExternalAuthenticationHandler.Process() exception: System.Net.WebException: The request failed with HTTP status 405: Method Not Allowed

It’s turning into a month of school-boy/layer-8 issues.  Evidently I need to slow down!  Scenario You are integrating Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), a.k.a. AD FS 3.0, with an on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server.  … Continue reading

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