Active ECom OTP V1.8.zip
Number matching is a key security upgrade to traditional second factor notifications in Microsoft Authenticator. We will remove the admin controls and enforce the number match experience tenant-wide for all users of Microsoft Authenticator push notifications starting May 8, 2023.We highly recommend enabling number matching in the near term for improved sign-in security. Relevant services will begin deploying these changes after May 8, 2023 and users will start to see number match in approval requests. As services deploy, some may see number match while others don't. To ensure consistent behavior for all users, we highly recommend you enable number match for Microsoft Authenticator push notifications in advance.
Active eCom OTP v1.8.zip
In the upcoming Microsoft Authenticator release in January 2023 for iOS, there will be no companion app for watchOS due to it being incompatible with Authenticator security features. You won't be able to install or use Microsoft Authenticator on Apple Watch. We therefore recommend that you delete Microsoft Authenticator from your Apple Watch, and sign in with Microsoft Authenticator on another device.
You need to PATCH the entire configuration to prevent overwriting any previous configuration. We recommend that you do a GET first, and then update only the relevant fields and then PATCH. The example below only shows the update to the numberMatchingRequiredState.
Relevant services will begin deploying these changes after May 8, 2023 and users will start to see number match in approval requests. As services deploy, some may see number match while others don't. To ensure consistent behavior for all your users, we highly recommend you use the Azure portal or Graph API to roll out number match for all Microsoft Authenticator users.
Yes, currently you can disable number matching. We highly recommend that you enable number matching for all users in your tenant to protect yourself from MFA fatigue attacks. To protect the ecosystem and mitigate these threats, Microsoft will enable number matching for all tenants starting May 8, 2023. After protection is enabled by default, users can't opt out of number matching in Microsoft Authenticator push notifications.
Relevant services will begin deploying these changes after May 8, 2023 and users will start to see number match in approval requests. As services deploy, some may see number match while others don't. To ensure consistent behavior for all users, we highly recommend you enable number match for Microsoft Authenticator push notifications in advance.
Older versions of Microsoft Authenticator prompt users to tap and select a number rather than enter the number in Microsoft Authenticator. These authentications won't fail, but Microsoft highly recommends that users upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Authenticator if they use Android versions prior to 6.2108.5654, or iOS versions prior to 6.5.82, so they can use number match.
Certain commercial entities, equipment, or materials may be identified in this document in order to describe an experimental procedure or concept adequately. Such identification is not intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST, nor is it intended to imply that the entities, materials, or equipment are necessarily the best available for the purpose.There may be references in this publication to other publications currently under development by NIST in accordance with its assigned statutory responsibilities. The information in this publication, including concepts and methodologies, may be used by federal agencies even before the completion of such companion publications. Thus, until each publication is completed, current requirements, guidelines, and procedures, where they exist, remain operative. For planning and transition purposes, federal agencies may wish to closely follow the development of these new publications by NIST.Organizations are encouraged to review all draft publications during public comment periods and provide feedback to NIST. Many NIST cybersecurity publications, other than the ones noted above, are available at
This document provides recommendations on types of authentication processes, including choices of authenticators, that may be used at various Authenticator Assurance Levels (AALs). It also provides recommendations on the lifecycle of authenticators, including revocation in the event of loss or theft.
The above discussion focuses on threats to the authentication event itself, but hijacking attacks on the session following an authentication event can have similar security impacts. The session management guidelines in Section 7 are essential to maintain session integrity against attacks, such as XSS. In addition, it is important to sanitize all information to be displayed [OWASP-XSS-prevention] to ensure that it does not contain executable content. These guidelines also recommend that session secrets be made inaccessible to mobile code in order to provide extra protection against exfiltration of session secrets.
This section provides general usability considerations and possible implementations, but does not recommend specific solutions. The implementations mentioned are examples to encourage innovative technological approaches to address specific usability needs. Further, usability considerations and their implementations are sensitive to many factors that prevent a one-size-fits-all solution. For example, a font size that works in the desktop computing environment may force text to scroll off of a small OTP device screen. Performing a usability evaluation on the selected authenticator is a critical component of implementation. It is important to conduct evaluations with representative users, realistic goals and tasks, and appropriate contexts of use.
Length and complexity requirements beyond those recommended here significantly increase the difficulty of memorized secrets and increase user frustration. As a result, users often work around these restrictions in a way that is counterproductive. Furthermore, other mitigations such as blacklists, secure hashed storage, and rate limiting are more effective at preventing modern brute-force attacks. Therefore, no additional complexity requirements are imposed.
While a Designated School Official (DSO) recommends OPT in SEVIS, it is the student who must apply for the work permit with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). If the OPT is approved, USCIS will issue an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The student must not begin working before the start date on the EAD.
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requiresthe user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to aresource such as an application, online account, or a VPN. MFA is a corecomponent of a strong identityand access management (IAM) policy. Rather than just asking for ausername and password, MFA requires one or more additional verificationfactors, which decreases the likelihood of a successful cyber attack.
With the advent of Cloud Computing, MFA has become even more necessary. As companies move their systems to the cloud they can no longer rely upon a user being physically on the same network as a system as a security factor. Additional security needs to be put into place to ensure that those accessing the systems are not bad actors. As users are accessing these systems anytime and from anyplace MFA can help ensure that they are who they say they are by prompting for additional authentication factors that are more difficult for hackers to imitate or use brute force methods to crack.
Red Hat recommends that you enable FIPS in IdM clients as well, especially if you might promote those clients to IdM replicas. Ultimately, it is up to administrators to determine how they meet FIPS requirements; Red Hat does not enforce FIPS criteria.
If a reverse DNS (PTR record) search returns multiple host names, httpd and other software associated with IdM may show unpredictable behavior. Red Hat strongly recommends configuring only one PTR record per IP.
Red Hat strongly recommends installing IdM-integrated DNS for basic usage within the IdM deployment: When the IdM server also manages DNS, there is tight integration between DNS and native IdM tools which enables automating some of the DNS record management.
If a full IdM server installation fails while installing the optional CA component, no details about the CA are logged; a message is logged in the /var/log/ipaserver-install.log file indicating that the overall installation process failed. Red Hat recommends reviewing the log files listed above for details specific to the CA installation failure.
The idm:client stream is the default stream of the idm module. Use this stream to download the IdM client packages if you do not need to install server components on your machine. Using the idm:client stream is especially recommended if you need to consistently use IdM client software that is supported long-term, provided you do not need server components, too.
You can only re-enroll clients whose domain entry is still active. If you uninstalled a client (using ipa-client-install --uninstall) or disabled its host entry (using ipa host-disable), you cannot re-enroll it.
This procedure describes re-enrolling an Identity Management (IdM) client non-interactively by using the keytab of the client system. For example, re-enrollment using the client keytab is appropriate for an automated installation.
If a full IdM replica installation fails while installing the optional CA component, no details about the CA are logged; a message is logged in the /var/log/ipareplica-install.log file indicating that the overall installation process failed. Red Hat recommends reviewing the log files listed above for details specific to the CA installation failure. 041b061a72