Hi Everyone this is Prem, I have worked as Microsoft 365 support ambassador. We see a lot of ticket where the users wants to know how to check if MFA is enabled.
MFA full form is Multi Factor Authentication. In this post we will see that places where we can turn on MFA in Office 365
There are 3 places where we can turn on the Multi-factor Authentication on a tenant, lets talk about each of them one by one.
How to check if MFA is enabled in Office 365 Option 1:
You have to be a admin of the tenant to be able to turn it On or to even view the page for MFA setup, A global admin account has the required permission.
Open browser > visit https://Office.com and Sign in with your admin account, Once signed in Click on the Admin tile.
This will open MFA Portal :
Here you have to select the users of which you want to turn on Multi-factor Authentication and the user who already has the MFA turned on will have the status as Enabled.
Select the user and Select enable if you want to turn it on for that user :
There are other places as well were we can turn on MFA in office 365.
How to check if MFA is enabled in Office 365 Option 2 :
Lets go back to Office admin center and click on all admin centers then click on Azure active directory :
Once we are in the Azure active Directory we will click on All services and look for Azure AD conditional Access :
If you see the new policy option greyed out, it means that you do not have license that support creating of Conditional access policy, so this option is not where it is turned on from. We need azure premium license for it to work, conditional access policy can help with setting up device restriction as well. It can help in device based access, ip based access , etc.
If you are able to click on new policy option, You will have to check if any policy is step up with MFA as a requirement:
How to check if MFA is enabled in Office 365 Option 3 :
This option is by default available on the tenant and does not requires additional licenses.
We will go back to Azure active directory, click on Azure active directory and will click on Properties. Then we will click on Manage Security Defaults. If it is set to “yes” it means Multi-factor Authentication on your tenant is enabled from this option:
These are the 3 option from where we turn on Multi-factor Authentication in Office 365. Do let us know if this helped.
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