How to prevent MFA number matching prompts from blocked locations when using passwordless authentication?

Kiril 96 Reputation points

We have enabled passwordless authentication in our tenant, using the Microsoft Authenticator app. When users sign in they only need to enter the double digit number on their phone for number matching. We have also excluded all locations in a Conditional Access policy except for one country. Our users still get number matching prompts from other countries than the whitelisted (basically from all over the world). I assume the CA policy about location whitelisting is applied after a user successfully signs in, but this is still irritating to the user.

Is it possible to prevent those malicious login attempts from blacklisted locations?

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A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. Andy David - MVP 138.6K Reputation points MVP

    This is a real good question and request. I dont think you can at this point:


    Might be worth providing this as an idea here:


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