How to use Microsoft Teams to make Multi-Factor Authentication faster and more secure for my distributed support team.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is critical to keeping our business systems secure. MFA generally requires a temporary authorization code to be sent to a user’s mobile phone, often by SMS. But when we work within a distributed team, how do we ensure that MFA works for us? If our teammates are geographically dispersed, each with their own personal cell phone, whose phone should the one-time passcode be sent to? And crucially, how do the rest of us get hold of that code quickly and safely so that we, too, can log in securely without delay?
The answer is simple: Multi-Factor Authentication via Microsoft Teams.
YakChat Bot for Microsoft Teams
Happily, this can be done easily with YakChat’s Bot for Microsoft Teams. The bot can be downloaded and added quickly to your private team channels (or groups) within MS Teams. The bot has a dedicated SMS number so it can receive MFA passcodes from any application. It then shares these securely with your teammates via your private team channel. This means that regardless of where your teammates are located, or on what device they are working, they can all access the passcode swiftly, verify their identity, and log in securely to your corporate resources. But importantly, no one outside of your private team will be able to see or access the codes.
No More Login Logjams
Whether your dispersed team is in Support, Marketing, or Sales, the YakChat Bot eliminates those frustrating MFA login logjams. By enabling MFA through MS Teams, the YakChat Bot removes the need for any one person in your team to be responsible for receiving passcodes and for passing these on to their teammates manually. This creates a simpler, more streamlined MFA experience for every member of your private MS Teams channel and makes it as easy as possible for them to safely access your business applications from anywhere, at any time – and from any device.
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