Reports in Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication provides several reports that can be used by you and your organization accessible through the Azure portal. The following table lists the available reports:

Report Location Description
Blocked User History Azure AD > MFA Server > Block/unblock users Shows the history of requests to block or unblock users.
Usage and fraud alerts Azure AD > Sign-ins Provides information on overall usage, user summary, and user details; as well as a history of fraud alerts submitted during the date range specified.
Usage for on-premises components Azure AD > MFA Server > Activity Report Provides information on overall usage for MFA through the NPS extension, ADFS, and MFA server.
Bypassed User History Azure AD > MFA Server > One-time bypass Provides a history of requests to bypass Multi-Factor Authentication for a user.
Server status Azure AD > MFA Server > Server status Displays the status of Multi-Factor Authentication Servers associated with your account.

View MFA reports

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. On the left, select Azure Active Directory > MFA Server.

  3. Select the report that you wish to view.


Azure AD sign-ins report

With the sign-ins activity report in the Azure portal, you can get the information you need to determine how your environment is doing.

The sign-ins report can provide you with information about the usage of managed applications and user sign-in activities, which includes information about multi-factor authentication (MFA) usage. The MFA data gives you insights into how MFA is working in your organization. It enables you to answer questions like:

  • Was the sign-in challenged with MFA?
  • How did the user complete MFA?
  • Why was the user unable to complete MFA?
  • How many users are challenged for MFA?
  • How many users are unable to complete the MFA challenge?
  • What are the common MFA issues end users are running into?

This data is available through the Azure portal and the reporting API.


s report structure

The sign-in activity reports for MFA give you access to the following information:

MFA required: Whether MFA is required for the sign-in or not. MFA can be required due to per-user MFA, conditional access, or other reasons. Possible values are Yes or No.

MFA Result: More information on whether MFA was satisfied or denied:

  • If MFA was satisfied, this column provides more information about how MFA was satisfied.

    • Azure Multi-Factor Authentication
      • completed in the cloud
      • has expired due to the policies configured on tenant
      • registration prompted
      • satisfied by claim in the token
      • satisfied by claim provided by external provider
      • satisfied by strong authentication
      • skipped as flow exercised was Windows broker logon flow
      • skipped due to app password
      • skipped due to location
      • skipped due to registered device
      • skipped due to remembered device
      • successfully completed
    • Redirected to external provider for multi-factor authentication
  • If MFA was denied, this column would provide the reason for denial.

    • Azure Multi-Factor Authentication denied;
      • authentication in-progress
      • duplicate authentication attempt
      • entered incorrect code too many times
      • invalid authentication
      • invalid mobile app verification code
      • misconfiguration
      • phone call went to voicemail
      • phone number has an invalid format
      • service error
      • unable to reach the user’s phone
      • unable to send the mobile app notification to the device
      • unable to send the mobile app notification
      • user declined the authentication
      • user did not respond to mobile app notification
      • user does not have any verification methods registered
      • user entered incorrect code
      • user entered incorrect PIN
      • user hung up the phone call without succeeding the authentication
      • user is blocked
      • user never entered the verification code
      • user not found
      • verification code already used once

MFA authentication method: The authentication method the user used to complete MFA. Possible values include:

  • Text message
  • Mobile app notification
  • Phone call (Authentication phone)
  • Mobile app verification code
  • Phone call (Office phone)
  • Phone call (Alternate authentication phone)

MFA authentication detail: Scrubbed version of the phone number, for example: +X XXXXXXXX64.

Conditional Access Find information about conditional access policies that affected the sign-in attempt including:

  • Policy name
  • Grant controls
  • Session controls
  • Result

PowerShell reporting

Identify users who have registered for MFA using the PowerShell that follows.

Get-MsolUser -All | where {$_.StrongAuthenticationMethods -ne $null} | Select-Object -Property UserPrincipalName

Identify users who have not registered for MFA using the PowerShell that follows.

Get-MsolUser -All | where {$_.StrongAuthenticationMethods.Count -eq 0} | Select-Object -Property UserPrincipalName

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