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How to enable multi-factor authentication for Remote Desk Connections

To set up two-factor authentication (2FA) on a VPS (Virtual Private Server) using Microsoft's 2FA, you can use Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), which integrates with Microsoft services. Here's a step-by-step guide without using fancy words:

* Access to the Azure portal with administrator privileges.
* Azure Multi-Factor Authentication service enabled in your Azure subscription.

Log in to Azure Portal:
Go to the Azure portal ( and log in with your administrator account.

2.** Navigate to Azure Active Directory:**
In the left-hand menu, click on "Azure Active Directory."

3.** Set Up Multi-Factor Authentication:**
Under "Security," click on "MFA" (Multi-Factor Authentication).

Configure User Settings:
In the Multi-Factor Authentication page, click on "Users."
Select the user or users for whom you want to enable 2FA.
In the right-hand pane, click on "Enable."

5.** Choose Authentication Method:**
You can choose from various authentication methods, including mobile app notification, phone call, or text message. Select the method that suits your preferences.

Follow Setup Instructions:
Depending on the chosen authentication method, follow the on-screen instructions to set up 2FA for the selected user(s). For example, if you choose the mobile app, you'll need to install and configure the Microsoft Authenticator app.

Verify 2FA Setup:
After configuring the chosen authentication method, you'll need to verify it. This typically involves receiving a code or notification on your chosen device and confirming it.

Test 2FA on your ChartVPS server:
Now that 2FA is set up for the user(s), you can log in to your VPS using your Azure credentials. When prompted for 2FA, follow the authentication method you configured.

Configure VPS Access:
Depending on your VPS provider and configuration, you may need to configure it to use Azure MFA for authentication. This can involve installing additional software or configuring authentication settings on the VPS.

Secure Access:
Ensure that access to your VPS is secure and limited to authorized users. Regularly review and audit user access permissions.

By setting up 2FA using Microsoft's Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, you add an extra layer of security to your VPS, making it more resistant to unauthorized access. It's essential to follow best practices for securing your VPS in conjunction with 2FA for comprehensive security.

Updated on: 13/09/2023

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