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Office 365 for work: We need Office 365 for Work support a FIDO Universal Second Factor (U2F) protocol standard Security Key.

As many organisation would like to shift to Office 365 but they concern about the security standard which request Office 365 to support Universal Second Factor (U2F) protocol standard security key as Microsoft is a member of FIDO.

So, I wrote this idea to be a feedback request to Office team.

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  • Doug commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This seems like a lot of votes. Has someone from Microsoft even commented on this?

  • James Boyle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add U2F support to Office 365. The security keys available from Yubico and others allow for greater security since they may be disconnected, unlike my phone which is always on and always online. No one should pretend that modern cell phones are capable of providing secure services. From what I understand, implementing U2F should not be overly burdensome and would improve Microsoft's products' marketability.

    Thank you!

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  • John Ellis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Add my vote as well. I don't understand why Microsoft only supports a phone app. I have a lot of corporate users that either don't have a smartphone or don't want "work apps" on their personal phone. I'd prefer to give them an inexpensive U2F token for MFA into their O365 account for email. Outlook without MFA isn't an option.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We too have moved to MFA but would like to implement U2F. This really should be a priority for the MS Office team / Azure Team.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How many more people need to be victims of spear phishing before MS offers this?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now that phishing can spoof 2fa Microsoft needs to implement U2F for 365 and make it as easy to use as 2FA on the MFA portal. Phishing is our number one security challenge with 365.

  • Chris Tucker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's ridiculous that o365 / the admin portal has no support for hardware security keys such as Yubikey.
    For anyone that works in secure environments from time to time, access to a phone to use an App is not permitted (So no use of the pointless MS Authenticatior App permitted). Hardware security tokens should be enabled as an option

  • Marty commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just learned today that Azure is adding support for OATH hardware tokens! Awesome! My organization considers hardware protected secrets (as in a hardware OTP authenticator) to offer higher assurance than software protected keys (as in a phone app authenticator).

    But we also consider FIDO hardware authenticators to offer much higher assurance than even hardware OATH authenticators. Please add support for FIDO tokens!

    Lastly, as long as we're dreaming, my company would like to use smart cards for administrator access to Azure Portal, but sadly, Azure Portal doesn't support X.509 mutual authN. I submitted a request on the Azure feedback site, but it has gotten little attention. If you think such a capability would be beneficial, could you please go vote & comment at the following URI:


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    please support FIDO U2F, we need a safer alternative to the Authenticator app ASAP.

  • Frank Amini commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think that the state of security has never been as important as it is now.
    When we look at society how everyone and everything interacts. Paper trails are gone and hardly mean anything.
    Emails may seem like the least of priorities for some however it is the most important thing to keep secure. Every account you have online or offline are linked to emails, should anyone get into email accounts, an entire life can be in jeopardy.
    We think not only emails but photos, documents you may have sent to yourself for safekeeping, cloud data, house information, bills, payment information, music and not to forget our generations new priority, social media such as Facebook and twitter, instagram to name just a couple, all those social account have now a major part in people's life and often can define their lives.
    Our life are digitally imprinted and open to the world. The world has never needed security as badly as it does now.
    I highly think that the U2F key are currently the best solution as they cannot be copied and only their physical presence can approve a logon.

  • KrisVG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I bought 2 ePass Fido security keys for testing, naively thinking the two factor authentication of Office 365 could use this. Big disappointment to find out that Office 365 doesn't support this kind of second authentication. The only detailed examples I found was how to bind a Google account to the Fido key, nothing on Windows, Azure or whatever :(

  • Chris Hills commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I strongly support this as U2F is far more secure than OTP (SMS/token) as these can be intercepted/guessed) wheras a key on a hard token cannot be copied nor intercepted.

  • Maarten "merethan" van Eeuwijk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The browsers now have support for U2F or should have it soon. Given we've already had a successful spear phishing attack compromising one of our Office 365 accounts, I'd like to see U2F and/or FIDO2 support coming to 365 very soon.

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