Get an overview of authentication and verification methods in Azure AD.
Help protect against breaches caused by lost or stolen credentials.
When it comes to password safety, the stronger the password protection policy is, the better. To help improve security, basic authentication should be replaced with stronger verification methods, such as multifactor authentication.
Password protection for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) detects and blocks known weak passwords and their variants, and other common terms specific to your organization. It also includes custom banned password lists and self-service password reset capabilities.
Multifactor authentication in Azure Active Directory adds more security than simply using a password when a user signs in. The user can be prompted for additional forms of authentication, such as responding to a push notification, entering a code from a software or hardware token, or responding to a text message or phone call.