Meaning of Password in the Cloud + Correct Password

Jorge Sanz 6 Reputation points


We got a diagnosis with Auth method="password in the Cloud" and Results="Password Correct". In a second step the MFA was required, the MFA btw failed. Does this mean that the password initially introduced was correct and then the login was not possible because the MFA failed? Does the authentication process first validate the passsword and once is correct it requires the MFA, or the password is not validated until de MFA is passed?

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Date Auth method Results Requirement
2022-09-03T09:48:39.0000000Z PasswordPassword in the cloud Correct password MFA is enforced for the user account.
2022-09-03T09:48:39.0000000Z MFA required in Azure AD MFA is enforced for the user account.

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  1. JimmySalian-2011 41,926 Reputation points

    Hi Jorge,

    The password is first port of authentication and MFA is the second, as you know Azure AD multifactor authentication (MFA) helps safeguard access to data and apps while maintaining simplicity for users. It provides additional security by requiring a second form of verification .

    User has used his account and this is using only user name and password as the primary authentication method. and MFA is enforced, password in the cloud means only Cloud based password and no writeback, that is when password writeback is not enabled, you can check in the configuration.

    Hope this helps.

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