Manage user settings with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication in the cloud

As an administrator, you can manage the following user and device settings:

  • Require users to provide contact methods again
  • Delete app passwords
  • Require MFA on all trusted devices

Manage authentication methods

As an administrator assigned the Authentication Administrator role you can require users to reset their password, re-register for MFA, or revoke existing MFA sessions from their user object.

Manage authentication methods from the Azure portal

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.
  2. On the left, select Azure Active Directory > Users > All users.
  3. Choose the user you wish to perform an action on and select Authentication methods.
    • Reset Password will reset the user's password and assign a temporary password that must be changed on the next sign in.
    • Require Re-register MFA will make it so that when the user signs in next time, they will be requested to setup a new MFA authentication method.
    • Revoke MFA Sessions clears the user's remembered MFA sessions and requires them to perform MFA the next time it is required by the policy on the device.

Delete users existing app passwords

This setting deletes all of the app passwords that a user has created. Non-browser apps that were associated with these app passwords stop working until a new app password is created. Global administrator permissions are required to perform this action.

How to delete users existing app passwords

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.
  2. On the left, select Azure Active Directory > Users > All users.
  3. On the right, select Multi-Factor Authentication on the toolbar. The multi-factor authentication page opens.
  4. Check the box next to the user or users that you wish to manage. A list of quick step options appears on the right.
  5. Select Manage user settings.
  6. Check the box for Delete all existing app passwords generated by the selected users. Delete all existing app passwords
  7. Click save.
  8. Click close.

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