Users can still connect after being deleted!

Scott Harper 1 Reputation point

I'm setup an Azure VPN Gateway in my Test environment before setting it up in Production.

I'm using OpenSSL/Azure AD Authentication. I also have MFA enabled and that's working fine.

When I setup a test client, I had to login and perform MFA and it went through just fine. I'm able to connect to the resource I want. However, for security and revocation, I wanted to make sure that when I disable a user account, the VPN connect is also disabled. So I disabled the test user account, waited a few minutes - then I could still connect! At first, I thought it could be a timing issue so I gave it some more time but could still connect. Then I started going further - I revoked all sessions and revoked MFA. The user could still connect. Finally, I tested whether deleting the user would stop them but it didn't!

Once a user connects to Azure VPN Gateway, they can continue to connect even after their user account is disabled or even deleted. This was disturbing to find out and I bet anyone reading this using OpenSSL/Azure AD Auth is going to test this functionality and see the same problem.

I like the simplicity of Azure AD Auth and MFA (as opposed to certificates or RADIUS) but without the ability to revoke a user's access to VPN, I can't put this solution into Production.

Is there another place I need to go to revoke VPN access or is this just some oversight by microsoft?

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  1. risolis 8,701 Reputation points

    Hi @Scott Harper

    Did you remove the client profile ?

    When you test the first time... Did you enable connect automatically?


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  2. Udaiappa Ramachandran 726 Reputation points MVP

    Did you try Revoke-AzureADUserAllRefreshToken using PowerShell?

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  3. Brent Greenberg 1 Reputation point

    Any update on this?

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