How to Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Office 365 with Powershell ?

You can use Microsoft’s free Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) application to further increase the security of your Office 365 users in your organization.
Of course, for this, your organization must have minimum Azure AD, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft 365 license types.

For more, you can visit the addresses below;

Secure user sign-in events with Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
Set up multifactor authentication for Microsoft 365
Multifactor authentication for Microsoft 365
Features and licenses for Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication

If you want to enable MFA for all or some of your users in your organization, you can follow the steps below;
Method 1: You can access the MFA area via the console and take action for users.
Login to Office 365 Admin Center –> Active Users –> Multi-factor authentication


Method 2: You can do it using Connect-MsolService cmdlet powershell commands.
You can use three different methods, “EnablePerUserMFA”, “BulkImportEnable” and “EnableAllUserMFA”.

#ConnectMsolService Connect-Msolservice #EnablePerUserMFA $user = "alias@domainname"
$st = New-Object -TypeName Microsoft.Online.Administration.StrongAuthenticationRequirement
$st.RelyingParty = "*"
$st.State = "Enabled"
$sta = @($st) Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName $user -StrongAuthenticationRequirements $sta

If you want to enable MFA for more than one user or certain departments;
First we organize your users in csv file type

#BulkImportEnable $users = Import-Csv "C:\Temp\MFAEnable.csv" foreach ($user in $users) { $st = New-Object -TypeName Microsoft.Online.Administration.StrongAuthenticationRequirement $st.RelyingParty = "*" $st.State = "Enabled" $sta = @($st) Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName $user.UserPrincipalName -StrongAuthenticationRequirements $sta } Write-Host "Script is Running.." Read-Host -Prompt "Script is Completed, Press Enter to Exit."
#EnableAllUserMFA $st = New-Object -TypeName Microsoft.Online.Administration.StrongAuthenticationRequirement $st.RelyingParty = "*" $st.State = "Enabled" $sta = @($st) Get-MsolUser -All | Set-MsolUser-StrongAuthenticationRequirements $sta

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