Skype for Business MFA using External IDP

Devendra Andhalkar 1 Reputation point

Hi Team,

I saw Skype for business app/mobile app can be configured for MFA using Modern authentication . I read on Microsoft documentation MFA can be done using Azure AD and ADFS. Is it possible to configure it using any external IDP or federation server sitting on premise without using Azure AD(Cloud). We have vendors like Ping, IBM which supports federation server+MFA capability

I request you to please provide any input you have on this type of integration.




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  1. JimmyYang-MSFT 49,286 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Devendra Andhalkar .

    Based on my research, Microsoft do not provide the document about using external IDP to configure Skype for Business MFA. But it seems there is some way to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Microsoft Office 365 with AuthPoint as an identity provider. For more details, you can refer to:

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