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Step By Step – Using Windows Server 2012 R2 RD Gateway with Azure Multifactor Authentication | RDS Gurus
To read this article in pdf click: Azure-MFA-and-RDG-no-HA.pdf We have a client that uses RD Gateway to allow users to access their RDS deployment from outside their corporate network. They have about 1000+ users. Their users access the RDS environment from mostly unmanaged devices including many different flavors of tablets. The client was worried about these unmanaged devices being stolen or lost and potentially providing an intruder with access to their RDS environment. In researching solutions to this problem (and given the breadth of the types of unmanaged clients they wanted to support) we looked at using multifactor authentication together with RD Gateway to create an authentication sequence that would require two forms of identification in order to gain access to the RDS environment: 1. Something only the user knows – his username/password combo 2. A one-time password If some of you are not very familiar with the growing need for two factor authentication, read “The increasing need for two factor authentication”, by Orin Thomas, contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and a Windows Security MVP. We explored some different multifactor authentication offerings and homed in on Microsoft Azure Multifactor Authentication (Azure MFA) for three reasons. First, the price point …