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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #3: Why biometrics and passwordless are a dream combination

The Microsoft identity team recently launched a series explaining why they love passwordless authentication (and why you should too!).The series kicked off with posts on FIDO and NIST compliance. Alex Weinert continues the series with this post speaking to biometric ... continue reading
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Granular Conditional Access for sensitive data and actions

Today I am excited to share how you can maximize user productivity AND protect your most sensitive resources with Conditional Access authentication context. Conditional Access is the Zero Trust control plane that allows you to target policies for access to ... continue reading
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Microsoft 365 user management versus Azure Active Directory

If your organization is using Microsoft 365, you already have Azure Active Directory. It's the identity platform that provides the authentication of your users' credentials when they sign and and the authorization to your Microsoft 365 SaaS applications. If you ... continue reading
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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #10: Never use a password

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Pamela Dingle closes the series with a post about the tighter security of passwordless authentication. Here we are at the last ... continue reading

10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #9: Onboard without a password

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Alex Weinert continues the series with this post in which he describes how much customers are going to benefit from Temporary ... continue reading
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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #6: The Passwordless Funnel

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Today, Tarek Dawoud, principal program manager, continues this series. Since we announced our Public Preview of passwordless credential management, we have ... continue reading

Turning the page on Solorigate and opening the next chapter for the security community

The recent Solar Winds attack is a moment of reckoning. Today, as we close our own internal investigation of the incident, we continue to see an urgent opportunity for defenders everywhere to unify and protect the world in a more concerted ... continue reading

Ten Reasons to Love Passwordless #3: Why biometrics and passwordless are a dream combination

The Microsoft identity team recently launched a series explaining why they love passwordless authentication (and why you should too!).The series kicked off with posts on FIDO and NIST compliance. Alex Weinert continues the series with this post speaking to biometric ... continue reading
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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #2: NIST Compliance

Hello, This is the second post in the “Ten Reasons to Love Passwordless” blog series. Last time, we talked about the flexibility and multi-platform benefits of FIDO2 open standards based technology. The second reason to love passwordless is it brings ... continue reading
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Ten Reasons to Love Passwordless #2: NIST Compliance

Hello,  This is the second post in the “Ten Reasons to Love Passwordless” blog series. Last time, we talked about the flexibility and multi-platform benefits of FIDO2 open standards based technology. The second reason to love passwordless is it brings the highest levels of security to your organization. Passwordless multifactor authentication (MFA) eliminates the need to memorize ... continue reading