Geographical Restrictions on MFA Codes?

Sean Thompson 21 Reputation points
2022-11-07T19:41:17.48+00:00

I'm going to be traveling in the near future and I'm trying to find out if there are any kind of built-in geographic restrictions on MFA codes. I'm assuming not since I can't find anything to that effect, but I'm hoping to find a more concrete answer if anybody is aware of one.

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  1. Michael Durkan 12,176 Reputation points MVP
    2022-11-07T20:35:33.777+00:00

    Hi

    you can block access by location using a new Conditional Access policy, however there are no built-in restrictions. Details here:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/conditional-access/howto-conditional-access-policy-location

    Hope this helps,

    Thanks

    Michael Durkan

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  1. Carlos Solís Salazar 17,521 Reputation points MVP
    2022-11-08T13:04:47.993+00:00

    Hi @Sean Thompson

    Thank you for asking this question on the **Microsoft Q&A Platform. **

    By default, there are not any Geographical Restrictions for MFA Codes.

    Usually, the Geographical Restrictions will be for:

    • SMS Codes
    • Phone call Codes

    This is more related to your cellphone line than the MFA system.

    As @Michael Durkan said you can create Geographical Restrictions with the Conditional Access policy.

    Hope this helps!

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  2. Sean Thompson 21 Reputation points
    2022-11-14T16:00:20.617+00:00

    Thank you both! That's very helpful.

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