Azure Virtual Desktop Authentication

Rajitha Wickramasinghe 6 Reputation points

Firstly, all your advice and recommendations are greatly appreciated.

This seems to be a common issue but I dont seem to be able to get it to work.

I've deployed a Virtual Desktop on Azure and all is well long as the MFA is disabled for the user.

Excluding the user from the CA policy doesnt work either.

I have selected "All Cloud Apps" and excluded Azure Virtual Desktop and Azure Windows VM sign in.

How do I make sure that authentication works while having MFA turned on?

Azure Virtual Desktop
Azure Virtual Desktop
A Microsoft desktop and app virtualization service that runs on Azure. Previously known as Windows Virtual Desktop.
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  1. Lee Hubble 0 Reputation points

    Hi Rajitha

    To use MFA with Azure Virtual Desktop, you need to ensure that Per-User MFA is disabled for any user attempting to sign in and instead use only conditional access.

    Enforce Azure Active Directory Multi-Factor Authentication for Azure Virtual Desktop using Conditional Access

    Per-User MFA is not compatible with Virtual Desktop as mentioned in this artictle: Azure AD joined session host VMs

    Many thanks