unblock MFA on Azure active directory for a user via powershell

Gurudas 771 Reputation points

Hello All,

Please let me know how to unblock multi factor authentication on Azure active directory for a user via powershell and GUI with screenshots.

Username: John.dave@Company portal .com
Domain: contoso.com
Azure AD: Multi factor authentication (MFA)

Warm Regards :)

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Azure Active Directory
An Azure enterprise identity service that provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication.
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  1. Carlos Solís Salazar 11,526 Reputation points

    Hi @GurudasSatardekar

    Thank you for asking this question on the **Microsoft Q&A Platform. **

    I have provided the steps below to reset and unblock MFA in Azure Active Directory via Azure Portal and PowerShell.

    Using Azure Portal:

    • Sign in to the Azure portal with the tenant Global Administrator account.
    • Navigate to Azure Active Directory > Users > All users > Choose the user you wish to perform an action on > select Authentication methods > Require Re-register MFA.
    • Once this is done, the next time the user signs in, he/she will be requested to set up a new MFA authentication method.

    Note: The user's currently registered authentication methods aren't deleted when an admin requires re-registration for MFA. After a user re-registers for MFA, we recommend they review their security info and delete any previously registered authentication methods that are no longer usable.

    Using PowerShell:

    • Install the MSOnline PowerShell module.
    • Run Connect-MSOLService and sign in with the Global Administrator account.
    • Run Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName John.dave@contoso.com -StrongAuthenticationMethods @() cmdlet to reset the MFA registration information.

    Read More: Manage user authentication methods for Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication

    Hope this helps,
    Carlos Solís Salazar


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