New Update Microsoft decides it will be the one to choose which secure login method you use


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Mar 13, 2022
Microsoft wants to take the decision of which multi-factor authentication (MFA) method to use out of the users' hands and into its own.

The software maker this week is rolling out what it calls system-preferred authentication for MFA, which will present individuals signing in with the most secure method and then alternatives if that method is unavailable.

Redmond first unveiled the feature in a disabled state in April and is now making it generally available to all commercial users through the Azure Portal or Graph APIs, with the decision whether to enable it for tenants now resting with administrators.

That said, in July Microsoft will make system-preferred authentication a default feature in its Azure Entra portfolio for all user accounts, with more information coming out next month.

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