Add MFA support to Secure the Windows 10 logon
Creating a way to secure the Logon to a Windows 10 workstation with MFA would then remove much of the complexity required to secure all the applications installed upon it (such as DA etc).
This would need to have the ability to store offline logins somehow which is possible with RSA SecurID.
It would and the final touches to a really great solution.
For requiring additional factors with Windows Hello for Business, please see – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/identity-protection/hello-for-business/feature-multifactor-unlock
For why PIN is better than a password, please see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/identity-protection/hello-for-business/hello-why-pin-is-better-than-password
For Authenticator app sign in to Azure AD, please see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-authentication-phone-sign-in
As always, other feedback is welcome
I wholeheartedly agree that businesses need the option to protect Windows 10 logins with MFA. By not offering this option, Microsoft is driving their customers to use a competitor's solution, as well as causing inconvenience and arguably a security risk for IT departments to have to manage multiple authentication services. If I have to use DUO to secure my Windows workstation logins, and MS Azure MFA to secure my applications and services, that's 2 sets of admin credentials instead of one, which means an increased risk of losing track of those credentials. Not to mention the increased cost of licenses, and the increased strain on time/effort/expertise to have to support the various services involved. If you can trigger the MFA prompt upon the Azure Intune MDM enrollment attempt, then it should be straight forward to trigger the same prompt for EVERY Windows login attempt. I truly cannot understand why there is no check box, or configuration policy that allows me to set this up.
Babulu Sahu commented
We want this feature desperately. It is a common requirement now, Why Microsoft taking so much of time to develop the Functionality.
All we are asking for is to get the feature that is already available for personal consumers, why do we as Azure AD paid customer deserve to have less features?
Paul M. Kochie commented
I'd like Pin + Microsoft Soft Authenticator App on my Cell. My computers are Hybrid joined. My Azure AD account requires MF when I access on-line resources but not when I login to my computer.
+1 for this. WHFB is not the correct solution. With Conditional Access and a Hybrid Azure AD Joined device, I can do a lot with device compliance and protecting apps and data and identity, but somehow still cannot properly protect on-premise access without investing in a 3rd party solution.
Microsoft must generate a solution to activate MFA at the login of computers connected to a domain, be they Windows, Mac or Linux.
A helpful reminder here that if you follow advice to turn on Windows Hello in an environment that doesn’t support it, you’ll never be able to turn it off again unless you fully erase your device.
Abou Alzahab, Abdul Jalil commented
We can have something close or even better to ManageEngin solution:
+1 For MFA on windows login. Much needed in our organization. Please add to the top of the list for feature requests
Andy Wright commented
We are looking for a sulution to this. 3rd party or opensource arent really an option when we use Intu ne and AAD for everything else
Sharique Ahmed commented
+1 to Justin King
Justin King commented
I'm surprised that there seems to be no traction here.
There are lots of legacy systems that are simply not going away in the next 10 years, so it seems pretty clear that we might want to at least force MFA on a Windows server host to protect said system. Providers like Duo and Centrify have done this for years ... yet Microsoft doesn't feel the need to handle this native?
Andy B commented
The ability to MFA login into windows workstations & servers, along with offline 2nd factors (e.g. RSA key)is critical for us.
The Windows Hello option is not a valid solution here. The "PIN is better than password" article suggestion misses the point entirely.
Extremely important to our org if you want us to consider buying an MS ERP.
Microsoft got it wrong by believing that organizations are only interested in MFA at the application and not the device. We aren't using Azure MFA/WHFB until this feature is available. Like most have said here, that is not true MFA.
Anthony R Berger commented
I agree that this should be a priority for MS as they become very serious about business applications and products. I just purchased Microsoft E3 plans because the MS Rep said, oh yeah, this handles MFA for Windows Login and now I am like WTF, scammed by the rep to a feature that doesn't even exist? Come on.....
WHFB sucks... We need real MFA.
Brian Perkinson commented
Please complete the engineering for MFA for Windows login. This type of security is available from 3rd parties, like Duo. MFA is no longer a luxury for our environment, it is a requirement.
Come on guys, this is 2019. I want to see MFA available from Microsoft, for Windows login. Other companies like ESET are already offering it. You're losing ground here.
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