With Free Microsoft Entra ID licence, can we disable security defaults setting ?

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When administrator log in in the azure (they use MFA), they are informed that security defaults setting will be applied for the organization in xxx days.

When this default setting will be automatically applied , will we be able to disable the defaults settings even if we have free Entra ID licence ? I found the relevant button in the azure portal to do it. I just want to be sure that this option will not be disabled in the portal later on.

I'm not sure of what I read from the documentation.

From a mid-long term view, is there is free entra ID licence to force organisation to use security default settings ?

Thank you in advance

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Microsoft Entra ID
A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. !Daniel Bradley 906 Reputation points MVP

    You can but shouldn't disable security defaults using the Free version of Microsoft Entra.

    At a bare minimum, you can purchase a single Microsoft Entra P1 license and then disable Security defaults in favour of Conditional Access, where you can make exceptions. However, for any user impacted by Conditional Access, they will need to be assigned a license.

    I hope this answers your question!

    Kind regards



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  1. TP 55,471 Reputation points


    You can disable Security Defaults with Entra ID Free. There has been no public announcement of forcing all organizations using Entra ID Free to use Security Defaults without ability to disable it.

    Whether or not they will force it in the long term is up for debate.

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