How to Use Multi-Factor-Authentication with the Cloud Connector
The Layer2 Cloud Connector can work with Office 365 Multi-Factor-Authentication! This guide describes how to enable a app password so the Cloud Connector can continue to work even with MFA enabled.
If your Office 365 account is set up to use the Office 365 Multi-Factor-Authentication (MFA) - that is, it requires an additional step to authenticate via an phone, mobile app, token fob, etc. - you will be able to use this with the Layer2 Cloud Connector by taking some additional setup steps to configure an App Password in the Office 365 MFA account settings. Once the App Password is configured, you can use it instead of the normal user password in the connection string to Office 365.
- User= the Account that had the App Password created for it
- Password= the App Password, NOT the user's normal password
- Authentication= What the account would normally use, such as Office365 or ADFS. No special method is required for this!
Please note that the Cloud Connector currently only supports Office 365 MFA. Other third party Multi-Factor-Authentications may not be supported. Generally with third party MFA solutions, you can grant a bypass or exception to the account you wish to use with the Cloud Connector so that it does not have to provide the additional token. However, if you must use the MFA token with the account due to policy and cannot get an exemption, then you won't be able to use the Cloud Connector to connect to that resource as it has no way to pass the token.