Starting with FIDO2 security keys With Azure Active Directory #Trustkey #pointblank #fido #Azure #Security #AAD

Received a great FIDO2 Test kit from the vendor PointBlank Security / TrustKey Solutions

As FIDO2 is the new hot item in the security world, let see if it is that easy to implement and to use. I'm not going into the depth specs of the keys but more as a user view. easy to use and setup is this key to use by anyone.

for all the login this is usable when the Microsoft challenge is the say for Windows virtual desktop (WVD) you can use this.

I have a USB key and a USB-C type key.


I use my Computer with the normal USB for this so the Trustkey G310 model


Setting the Key en use it is simple I configured the Azure Active directory did some easy settings add the Key to my profile and ready.

First we Enable FIDO2 security key in the this is been configured from the Azure Portal.


Next we go to methods.


Here we can change the type for all users of for a select of users.


When this is done you can set the fido option in your profile. If this is your own account then in the top of the azure portal you can go directly to your user account . or go to


Go to Security info


Here you can do add a method


Adding the Security key or if you want to used the phone the method is similar.


Now that we have chosen the FIDO2 Security Key we can configure this with a PIN.


Choose a proper Pin and use the Key. Now everything is set and ready to use.

Whenever you are challenged to login with the Microsoft account you can make the choice on using the USB key. You can also make this dedicated

So for samples we go to  Browse to use an in private session or different browser to make sure you test this right.



select sign in with a security key


When entering the PIN and touching the USB you will be granted to login when it was successful you will see the page else it will prompt you again.


All this is perfect usable to login into your WVD portal

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