Configure Additional Authentication Methods for AD FS

 

In order to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA), you must select at least one additional authentication method. By default, in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in Windows Server® 2012 R2, you can select Certificate Authentication (in other words, smart card-based authentication) as an additional authentication method.

Note

If you select Certificate Authentication, ensure that the smart card certificates have been provisioned securely and have pin requirements.

Did you know that Microsoft Azure provides similar functionality in the cloud? Learn more about Microsoft Azure identity solutions.

Create a hybrid identity solution in Microsoft Azure:
- Learn about Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.
- Manage identities for single-forest hybrid environments using cloud authentication.
- Manage Risk with Additional Multi-Factor Authentication for Sensitive Applications.

Microsoft and third-party additional authentication methods

You can also configure and enable Microsoft and third-party authentication methods in AD FS in Windows Server® 2012 R2. Once installed and registered with AD FS, you can enforce MFA as part of the global or per-relying-party authentication policy.

Below is an alphabetical list of Microsoft and third-party providers with MFA offerings currently available for AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Provider

Offering

Link to learn more

Gemalto

Gemalto Identity & Security Services

http://www.gemalto.com/identity

inWebo Technologies

inWebo Enterprise Authentication service

inWebo Enterprise Authentication

Login People

Login People MFA API connector for AD FS 2012 R2 (public beta)

https://www.loginpeople.com

Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft Azure MFA

Walkthrough Guide: Manage Risk with Additional Multi-Factor Authentication for Sensitive Applications (see step 3)

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

RSA SecurID Authentication Agent for Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services

RSA SecurID Authentication Agent for Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services

SafeNet, Inc.

SafeNet Authentication Service (SAS) Agent for AD FS

SafeNet Authentication Service: AD FS Agent Configuration Guide

Swisscom

Mobile ID Authentication Service and Signature Services

Mobile ID Authentication Service

Symantec

Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP)

Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP)

Custom Authentication Method for AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2

We now provide instructions for building your own custom authentication method for AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2. For more information, see Build a Custom Authentication Method for AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2.

See Also

Manage Risk with Additional Multi-Factor Authentication for Sensitive Applications