As an admin, you can turn off multi-factor authentication. I’ve put this together specifically for people who might have signed up for a Microsoft 365 trial (which I’ve outlined in a previous post), or perhaps you’ve set up a tenant to run training. With MFA off, users wont be prompted to provide a phone number or another authentication method when trying to sign in to their Microsoft Tools.

Go to the Azure Portal https://portal.azure.com/#home and sign in with the admin account for your organisation. Click on the hamburger icon to expand the menu and select Azure Active Directory.

Screenshot of Azure Portal: select Azure Active Directory

Select Properties from the left navigation menu.

Screenshot of Azure Portal: select Properties

Click Manage security defaults, and toggle NO for Enable security defaults. Select your reason for disabling the security defaults, then click Save.

Screenshot of Azure Portal: disable security defaults

MFA will now be turned off.

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