ADFS OTP Provider

OTP authentication for Microsoft ADFS. It is a module for Microsoft ADFS 2022 / 2019 / 2016 servers. It enables ADFS servers to provide multi-factor authentication (MFA) using a Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) Algorithm based on RFC6238. Using this MFA provider, users must enter a one-time passcode generated on their phones via authenticator applications like Microsoft Authenticator, Google Authenticator, Symantec VIP, etc., to complete second-factor authentication logon. 


Unlicensed version

Licensed version (additional features)

Deploy SecureMfaOtp adapter into AD FS farm


Preparation steps


Before you can start registering “SecureMfaOtpProvider” into your ADFS farm you must complete bellow steps. All commands must be executed in elevated PowerShell (PS) command prompt. 

1)      Deploy latest “SecureMfaOtpprovider” PowerShell module from Microsoft PSGallery using bellow PS command: 

Install-Module -Name SecureMFA_OTP -Repository PSGallery -Scope AllUsers

 NOTE:  As of April 2020, the PowerShell Gallery no longer supports lower than 1.2 TLS protocol. Hence if your servers don’t have GPO changes to reflect this requirement you may need manually to enforce TLS 1.2 for PowerShell session by using bellow command 

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12

If your ADFS server doesn’t have access to the Internet you can pull PowerShell module from Windows client which has Internet access using bellow PS command: 

Find-Module -Name "SecureMFA_OTP" -Repository "PSGallery" | Save-Module -Path "C:\"

Copy C:\SecureMFA_OTP  folder from client’s computer into ADFS server “C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SecureMFA_OTP” 

 As alternative you can download “SecureMFA_OTP” nupkg file manually from  website. Rename nupkg file’s extension into ZIP. Unzip content into a folder “SecureMFA_OTP” and place it into PS Modules default location on the server. That will work the same way as pulling package with native windows PS Tools. 

 2)      Within “C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SecureMFA_OTP” directory you will find “sql_Create_Database_SecureMfaOTP.txt

Modify FILENAME location to reflect your sql server storage configuration. Open the script in SQL manager and execute it. This will create a new SQL database for “SecureMfaOtpprovider”

3)      Within “C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SecureMFA_OTP” directory update “SecureMfaOtpProvider.json” file.

If you are using a free version you only need to modify "sqlserver" server settings. If you will buy a license for unlimited users you will need to update "company" , "serialkey" and "subscriptionid" information to unlock licensed provider features.

If you are not running your ADFS servers using service account and you cannot use SQL integrated security to access database, you need to change:

"sqlintegratedsecurity": "false“ and update "sqluseraccount" and "sqluserpassword" with relevant information.

4)      If you need to generate verbose logs in windows events for troubleshooting reasons change verboselog value from “false” to “true”. Please note that verbose logging can affect your servers’ performance, use it only for troubleshooting reasons. Don’t enable “verboselog” in production environments as it may reveal configuration secrets

Using SQL manager provision dbo access to “SecureMfaOTP” database for ADFS service account or SQL user.  

Below is a sample of a SecureMfaOtpProvider.json file 


"company": "MyCompany",

"serialkey": "m00000000",

"subscriptionid": "1000000000000000000000001",

"sqlserver": "asqlaol1.adatum.labnet,1433",

"sqldbname": "SecureMfaOTP",

"sqlintegratedsecurity": "true",

"sqluseraccount": "",

"sqluserpassword": "",

"data_encryption": "false",

"data_encryption_passphrase": "d9GhT=7=Ox8-+LaZ",

"ui_customization": "false",

"ui_first_login_text": "",

"ui_login_text": “”,

"ui_allow_qr_display_from_networks": ";;",

"ui_login_failures": "0",

"ui_lockout_minutes" : "5",

"totp_customization": "true",

"totp_remove_user_prefix": "true",

"totp_timeskew": "1",

"totp_offline_qr_enable": "true",

"totp_offline_qr_algorithm": "SHA1",

"totp_offline_qr_period": "30",

"totp_api_endpoint": "",

"totp_api_otpauth_advanced_params": "&algorithm=SHA1",

"totp_image_width_pixels": "150",

"totp_image_height_pixels": "150",

"auth_mode": "MSSQL",

"verboselog": "false"


Any configuration changes in json configuration file requires Install-SecureMfaOtpProvider to be run.

SecureMfaOtp adapter installation


Before a SecureMfaOtpprovider will be invoked by AD FS, it must be registered in the system.  with PowerShell command which performs the necessary installation actions including installation in the GAC, and registration in AD FS farm.

Primary ADFS node

Bellow command will install OTP authentication provider on the MAIN ADFS node.


Other ADFS node(s)

Bellow command will install OTP authentication provider on OTHER ADFS node(s).  

Install-SecureMfaOtpProvider -NotMainNode

NOTE: If you are using federation server farm that uses Windows Internal Database, you must start installation using the primary federation server of the farm as a MAIN node. Installation needs to be executed on ADFS farm server (not web application proxy servers).

Database access configuration

Provider supports all MS SQL Version and WID for backend configuration data. Use SecureMfaOtpProvider.json file to configure different access options. Note: asqlaol1.adatum.labnet value needs to be replaced with your SQL servers FQDN.

Access using:

Hostname and port: "sqlserver": "asqlaol1.adatum.labnet,1433"

Named SQL Instances (SQL-Cluster): "sqlserver": "asqlaol1.adatum.labnet\\Live01"

Local SQL Express Edition: "sqlserver": "localhost\\SQLEXPRESS"


Local WID DB using pipes: "sqlserver": "\\\\.\\pipe\\MICROSOFT##WID\\tsql\\query"

NOTE:  WID DB option is only suitable for specific scenarios where you manage your infrastructure as a code. This is important because WID databases do not retain access to additional databases after servers’ restart and your code must handle these situations. This would be only for specific scenarios where MS SQL Express or AD attributes are not an option and you design a complicated flow for your OTP data across your environment. 

If database access cannot be done with ADFS service account to SQL backend by using windows integrated authentication, you will need to chnage sqlintegratedsecurity value to false and update sqluseraccount and sqluserpassword with local SQL account details.

"sqlintegratedsecurity": "false",

"sqluseraccount": "sa",

"sqluserpassword": "Password",



To verify if “SecureMfaOtpProvider” has been installed successfully.

1)      Open the AD FS Management Snapin (from Server Manager Tools menu)

2)      Click Authentication Policies at left

3)      In the center pane, under Multi-Factor Authentication, click the blue Edit link to the right of Global Settings.

4)      Under Select additional authentication methods at the bottom of the page, check if “Time Based OTP Authentication Provider” is selected. 



When you will login into your ADFS application which requires multifactor authentication first time user will see QR coder which can be scanned with any authenticator which is based on  RFC6238 ( a Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) Algorithm). This algorithm is used in Google's Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Symantec VIP  and potentially in many other time-based authenticators.

Below is print screen of SecureMFA OTP provider. 

After user’s successful logon using OTP code, QR code will never be displayed unless user’s account is deleted from “Secrets” table in SQL or “logon” value is updated to 0

User Lockouts

 This feature only works for licensed adapters. If you set “login_failures” more than a zero in SecureMFA database you will see failed user authentication attempts. When user reaches “failedlogoncount” number of attempts set in “login_failures” value user’s account will be locked out for a period of time set in "lockout_minutes" . If you want to disable this feature you must set “login_failures” to zero. All values are configured in SecureMfaOtpProvider.json file.

SecureMfaOtpProvider.json config settings to enable 5 min lockouts for 15 failed OTP passcode attemps :

"login_failures": "15"

"lockout_minutes" : "5"

Disable User

 This feature allows to disable SecureMFA OTP account and immedicably restrict MFA authentication without disabling user in Active Directory.

User will be getting following message If user’s SecureMFA OTP account has been disabled by support team.  

How to disable SecureMFA OTP accounts please read “SecureMFA Support Tools” documentation.

Support tools are packaged into a separate PowerShell module which is used for OTP support and maintenance tasks.


Encryption only works for licensed adapters. AES 256-bit encryption is configured with the .NET wrapper side by using the publicly sealed class AesCng: System.Security.Cryptography.Aes. It provides a Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) implementation of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm. It allows the provider to run when FIPS-compliant encryption algorithms are enforced on the Windows platform. The cipher mode is Cipher Block Chaining (CBC). The passphrase can be configured in the configuration file and it is recommended to be between 16-18 random characters. It is salted with 16 bytes string, zero padding and 4 key iterations. Full documentation on “AesCng .NET class” can be found in Microsoft documentation (

SecureMfaOtpProvider.json config settings to enable encryption:

"data_encryption": "true"

"encryption_passphrase": "d9GhT=7=Ox8-+LaZ"

To enforce Windows Operating System cryptography to use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing run bellow command in elevated PowerShell (PS) o a server. More details on the policy can be found by following link: System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption.

New-ItemProperty -path 'HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FIPSAlgorithmPolicy' -name 'Enabled' -value 1 -PropertyType 'DWord' -Force; Restart-Computer -Force;

When it is enabled your secret code is encrypted in Database and it looks like bellow. 

Theme customizations

Licensed clients can customize adapter text which is presented to the users during logon. You can use some simple html code like links to provide users with self-service portal links etc. Text customizations are configured in “SecureMfaOtpProvider.json” file. 

NOTE:  "ui_customization" must be set to "true" for bellow changes to take effect.

"ui_first_login_text": "Please configure your Authenticator Application (Microsoft Authenticator, Google Authenticator, Symantec VIP etc.) using the QR code below."

"ui_login_text": "Enter the passcode generated by your authenticator application."

Configuration of network locations for QR code

Licensed clients can customize from which network locations users can scan their QR code for mobile device configuration.  

Allowed network locations are configured in “SecureMfaOtpProvider.json” file. 

NOTE: "ui_customization" must be set to "true" for bellow changes to take effect. List of locations must be specified as indicated in bellow format (Lower range address / upper range address) and each location is separated by semicolon. CIDR format is not supported. Range values are inclusive. 

To cover CIDR block range use following rules:

For IPv4 addressing – host range (For example translates into host range: /

For IPv6 addressing – network range (For example fe80::/64 translates into network range: fe80:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000 / fe80:0000:0000:0000:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff or you can use a valid short IPv6 address text representation ( defined by rfc5952) : fe80::/fe80::ffff

Below is a sample of valid configuration

"ui_allow_qr_display_from_networks": “;;;ee80:e1::/ee80:e1::ffff”

ui_allow_qr_deny_text” – allows to add customised text for users when they try to scan QR code first time from unspecified network location.  When leaving this value blank provider wil use a default text.

If you are using UI customization and want to allow QR scans from all networks, you can leave the value empty.

"ui_allow_qr_display_from_networks": ""


 All successful second factor authentication sessions will issue a new Actual Authentication method value: 

With URI: 

QR code customizations

It is possible to customize QR code generated text and set advanced features for Authenticator software. QR image is presented to the user during first logon and allows to enrol user’s Authenticator device to generate OTP codes for the user. With customization settings enabled you can change QR code generator endpoint from native (offline) QR generator to external provider like Google API or any other vendor API endpoint. Any advance settings specified in QR customizations must be supported by OTP Authenticator software. Some OTP Authenticator software do not support QR codes with advance settings, some of them will ignore settings like SHA256 passphrase encryption on the client etc. Most popular OTP Authenticator clients defaults to SHA1 encryption and use 30 seconds period to display OTP code. 

To enable customization set: 

"totp_customization": "true"

Time Skew

A value that sets how much time in the future and the past OTP client can be deviating from universal time. Value is set in intervals of 30 seconds. The default value is set to 1. 

"totp_timeskew": "1"

SecureMFA-OTP Provider accepts one 30 seconds interval ( current ) and one 30 sec interval in the future and the past. This gives up to 1 min for client systems to be out of synch from ADFS infrastructure  (in the future or the past).

Given that in some situations OTP clients may reside in unmanaged environments, it’s not uncommon to find that the user devices do not have the same time sync configuration as ADFS servers might; in many cases, it could be that it has no time sync configured at all. This typically means that your device that host the OTP client application has a significant time skew from the ADFS servers and the OTP validation fails as the client see outdated OTP codes.  The best approach is to try to get the time in sync. If you are syncing from NTP servers, this should typically be OK. You can also try to increase the “totp_timeskew” value for SecureMFA-OTP Provider (requires provider redeployment) which would allow a wider time skew gap between client and servers infrastructure. This is not recommended because it is good to ensure that servers and client devices are in time sync by synchronising time from internal or public NTP servers. Increasing  “totp_timeskew” adds additional load on ADFS Servers CPU resources which are required to take additional time calculation operations, the higher number more CPU capacity provider will use, hence it is recommended to test a change in TEST environment before moving it to production.

Enable Offline QR Generator

To enable offline QR generator which comes as integrated feature with adapter you need to set:

"totp_offline_qr_enable": "true" (note it must be used together with above setting)

This is most secure option as user’s secret doesn’t travel over internet to service provider to request QR code image for user’s secret key. 

Additional customization settings can be done if your QR code reader supports advanced QR customization. 

To configure higher encryption of secret on QR client you can change “totp_offline_qr_algorithm” value to be SHA256 or SHA512.

"totp_offline_qr_algorithm": "SHA1" (default and has best support across major OTP client vendors)

Bellow setting must always be set to be 30 seconds unless you have specific requirements to configure your QR client with different time period.

"totp_offline_qr_period": "30"

Bellow settings specifies HTML image size which will be displaying QR code, it must not be smaller than a size setting used in QR endpoint URL. It is recommended to match values.

"totp_image_width_pixels": "150",

"totp_image_height_pixels": "150"

If you need to hide user’s account prefix information as additional security feature on client’s device.  Set “totp_remove_user_prefix” in json config file to be “true”

Bellow pictures shows how it looks with enabled and disabled user’s prefix on Authenticator’s screen.

"totp_remove_user_prefix": "true"  

"totp_remove_user_prefix": "false" 

Bypass QR Code setup 

When you plan to enrol multiple users and staged approach is not an option you can allow users to bypass OTP configuration and avoid second factor authentication for number of times before OTP setup is enforced.

Bellow configuration will enable bypass OTP Setup for first 5 times. Text highlighted in yellow can be change by providing   "totp_bypass_text" value. If left blank provider will use default text.

  "totp_bypass_enable": "true",

  "totp_bypass_times_total": "5",

  "totp_bypass_text": "",

Enable OTP codes with Active Directory. 

This feature is only available for licensed OTP providers. It allows the storage of User OTP attributes in the Active Directory domain. This removes the dependency and cost of having MS SQL service configuration to store the OTP database. To enable this feature, you have to update the SecureMfaOtpProvider.json file to enable AD mode and update the encryption passphrase with your custom string, which will be used to encrypt secret data in the AD attribute. AD mode doesn’t support unencrypted secrets.

"auth_mode": "AD"

"data_encryption_passphrase": "d9GhT=7=Ox8-+LaZ"

You must execute the script, “Create_SecureMFA_OTP_AD_attributes.ps1”, which comes with the OTP provider on the Read-Write domain controller. You need to execute this script on the Read-Write domain controller with an AD account, which is a member of the Schema Admins group. SecureMFA OTP provider, when operating in AD mode, requires custom Active Directory (AD) attributes to be created to store OTP data for the user. This action cannot be undone and must be tested in your TEST domain before moving into PRODUCTION. New AD Schema Attributes will be added to the custom SecureMFA Auxiliary Class, which will be added to the Existing User Class as AD Schema best practices suggest. OID numbers for custom attributes are from the SecureMFA Private Enterprise range assigned by The register ensures that OID numbers used by different vendors to create custom AD attributes do not overlap.

Note: THIS ONLY REQUIRES IF YOU PLAN TO RUN SecureMFA OTP Provider in AD MODE. By default, write access to new Active Directory attributes is allowed only for domain administrators. If you run ADFS under a dedicated service account, please make sure it has WRITE access to “sMFA—* user attributes” so the provider can update Active Directory user info. When you redeploy the provider with a new AD MODE enabled, the provider will stop using the "SecureMFAOTP" database in the SQL service instance to store or read any data.

The below print screen shows what the AD user’s custom attributes will look like.  

When users' OTP attributes are stored in the Active Directory domain, it is very important that they have a valid UPN (UserLogonName) populated in AD and not left blank, as highlighted in yellow. If a user has no valid UPN value, SecureMFA OTP Provider will fail to validate them. The Windows application log will generate an error for such an event.  

Enable API endpoint for QR Generator

Endpoint for QR generator API is specified under "totp_api_endpoint" value. (NOTE, it is only accessed by client computers, most likely user’s browser will need to access this endpoint to retrieve QR image, and this configuration only works when "totp_offline_qr_enable" is set to "false". Otherwise offline QR generator configuration takes precedence).  It must be specified with all mandatory parameter values in URL which are required by a vendor. Only vendors who specifies TOTP settings under “otpauth://totp/” configuration will work.  It must support following format: otpauth://[TYPE]/[KEY NAME]?secret=[KEY SECRET, BASE 32]&issuer=[ISSUER] . All those settings will be generated by SecureMFA OTP adapter and amended into API endpoint URL. Issuer and Label information will come from licensed company name. Not licensed adapters will show as issuer information. 

"totp_api_endpoint": ""

Any advance settings which are supported by QR generator and client authenticator software must be specified under bellow setting. Set all required parameters separated by & symbol.

"totp_api_otpauth_advanced_params": "&algorithm=SHA1"

More details on advanced QR configuration can be found HERE

Below is a sample of json configuration file which will work with API. It is another free QR image generator service available on the internet. 

"totp_customization": "true",

"totp_remove_user_prefix": "true",

"totp_api_endpoint": "”

"totp_api_otpauth_advanced_params": "&algorithm=SHA1",

"totp_image_width_pixels": "150",

"totp_image_height_pixels": "150" 

Final URL for API endpoint to the user is unique. Below is a sample how properly formatted URL for QR image will look like: 


The below system events in Windows Event log may be used to verify and troubleshoot SecureMfa OTP Provider:

Log Name: AD FS/Admin

All provider related logs are stored in Windows Application Event logs and some data in SQL table or AD Attributes.

Windows Application Event:

Source: Secure MFA OTP

Event ID 5550: Successful Configuration Events

Event ID 5551: Failed Configuration Events

Event ID 5552: Successful Provider Events 

Event ID 5553: Failed Provider Events 

Event ID 5556: Successful OTP Events

Event ID 5557: Failed OTP Events



 [lastlogon] – Time stapm of last successful logon;

 [logoncount] – Total number of successful user logons;

 [failedlogoncount] – Number of failed logons in a row;

 [failedlastlogon] - Time stamp of last failed logon;

 [failedcode] – Last failed user’s input;

 [logonip] – IP address of remote user;

 [useragent] – Details of user’s agent details from last logon;

AD Attributes:

 [sMFA-OTP-lastlogon] – Time stapm of last successful logon;

 [sMFA-OTP-logoncount] – Total number of successful user logons;

 [sMFA-OTP-failedlogoncount] – Number of failed logons in a row;

 [sMFA-OTP-failedlastlogon] - Time stamp of last failed logon;

 [sMFA-OTP-failedcode] – Last failed user’s input;

 [sMFA-OTP-logonip] – IP address of remote user;

 [sMFA-OTP-useragent] – Details of user’s agent details from last logon; 

Patching and Upgrades

Provider is highly integrated with MS Framework classes and uses Windows OS components to deliver functionality. 

To keep up to date with latest security updates you must constantly update your Operating System and MS Framework components using Microsoft Security updates. 

For any feature updates please upgrade a provider by pulling latest version from PowerShell Gallery by using bellow command:

Install-Module -Name SecureMFA_OTP -Repository PSGallery -Scope AllUsers -Froce

You’ll need to repeating all deployment steps as it was done for original installation. If it is highlited in deployment notes that attribute store needs to be extended for OTP data, you’ll need extra step to complete your upgrade. 

·         If you are using to store your user OTP data in MS SQL you may need to execute “sql_Upgrade_From_Previous_Version.txt” on your SQL database. 

·         If you are using to store your user OTP data in AD you may need to execute “Create_SecureMFA_OTP_AD_attributes.ps1” on your Domain controller. (this usually is highlighted in a new release documentation) 

Files can be found in a directory with other installation files. This will add any extra missing columns/attributes in the Database or AD.  

Following steps are recommended when upgrading an old provider version into the latest one on a server

Bellow PowerShell commands must be executed in an elevated command prompt and tested in a TEST environment before progressing into Production.

1. On the ADFS server where you will perform the provider’s upgrade, make a copy of old provider deployment and files by copying all below folder's content into a safe location

“C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SecureMFA_OTP”

Delete old provider installation source files: 

Remove-Item –path “C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SecureMFA_OTP” –recurse -force 

3. Pull latest SecureMFA_OTP installation source files on a server:

Install-Module -Name SecureMFA_OTP -Repository PSGallery -Scope AllUsers -Froce

4. Make sure you have extended your attributes store to meet the latest version requirements for user OTP data storage:

The files can be located in the latest version of provider's folder under “C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SecureMFA_OTP”.

4. Update “SecureMfaOtpProvider.json” file with settings from copied old configuration (don’t copy a file, a new version may have different parameter names in a json file, and you may need to add additional data like subscription keys etc. )

5. Install new provider: Bellow command will install the OTP authentication provider on 

The MAIN ADFS node


Other ADFS node(s)

Install-SecureMfaOtpProvider -NotMainNode

NOTE: If you are using a federation server farm that uses Windows Internal Database, you must start installation using the primary federation server of the farm as a MAIN node. Installation needs to be executed on the ADFS farm server (not web application proxy servers).

OTP Users Management

Support tools for OTP Users management are packaged into a separate PowerShell module which can be used for OTP accounts management tasks.

For more details please read “SecureMFA Support Tools” documentation.

Install ADFS Demo with OTP and Web Portal for Users OTP Enrollment

"SecureMFA_OTP" PS Module contains deployment script which allows to deploy working ADFS service on a single server from scratch. 

It will deploy SecureMFA OTP and Web Portal with all configuration stored in MS SQL Express Edition. This deployment is suitable only for demo environments and can be used  for internal users self-enrolment when OTP codes are used in conjunction with SecureMFA RDS OTP solution. 

For demonstration purposes please deploy latest MS SQL Express Free Edition using default Instance Name and Instance ID: SQLEXPRESS on computer where you will be executing PS command “Install-ADFS_Demo_with_OTP” 



1) Deploy latest “SecureMFA_OTP” and "SqlServer" PowerShell Modules from Microsoft PSGallery using bellow PS commands: 

Install-Module -Name SecureMFA_OTP -Repository PSGallery -Scope AllUsers

Install-Module -Name SqlServer -Repository PSGallery -Scope AllUsers -allowclobber -confirm:$false 

 NOTE: If your ADFS server doesn’t have access to the Internet you can pull PowerShell module from Windows client which has Internet access using bellow PS command: 

Find-Module -Name "SecureMFA_OTP" -Repository "PSGallery" | Save-Module -Path "C:\"

Copy C:\SecureMFA_OTP  folder from client’s computer into ADFS server “C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SecureMFA_OTP” 

Find-Module -Name "SqlServer" -Repository "PSGallery" | Save-Module -Path "C:\"

Copy C:\SqlServer folder from client’s computer into ADFS server “C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SqlServer” 

 As alternative you can download “SecureMFA_OTP” nupkg file manually from  website. Rename nupkg file’s extension into ZIP. Unzip content into a folder “SecureMFA_OTP” and place it into PS Modules default location on the server. That will work the same way as pulling package with native windows PS Tools. 

2) Install Computer certificate on server which has CN name different to computer's hostname. this certificate will be used for ADFS service.

3) Start deployment by using installed certificate’s thumbprint value.  NOTE: You must be logged into computer with service account which is dedicated for ADFS service and account must be member of Domain Administrators group. It must have local administrative access to the server for installation to be successful .

Install-ADFS_Demo_with_OTP -adfs_certificate_thumbprint "285394eae4e52bf64d3b6f6c304584f30c3f004f"

4) When deployment is complete you can use client’s computer browser and navigate to “SecureMFA OTP Web Portal” by using ADFS server’s FQDN in URL : HTTP://FQDN/    

Note: It is HTTP and not HTTPS , it's because we are running ADFS service and “SecureMFA OTP Web Portal”  on the same single host. For production environments you need to have multiple servers and redistribute services on different hosts)

5) By clicking LOGIN link users will be redirected to ADFS login page 

6) After successful logging user will be promoted to enrol his account with OTP scanning 

7) After scanning OTP code with mobile device and authenticating, user will see access token information page. If you want to use this portal with RDS OTP Provider when using OTP access on Microsoft RD Gateway Servers. You will have to switch from WID to SQL database instance, because access for “SecureMFA RDS OTP Provider” needs to be done using same database (See “Switch WID to SQL Database” section for more details).  This way you can use “SecureMFA OTP Web Portal” to enrol users for RD Gateway authentications.


If you need to access MS SQL Express database you will need to download and install “MS SQL Management Studio” on ADFS server separately. And use instance name to access "SecureMfaOTP" Database.

If you need to access IIS graphical interface to access “SecureMFA OTP Web Portal” settings, please install Management tools for IIS server on ADFS server using PS command.

Add-WindowsFeature web-management-console

Deployment Video

Bellow video shows how quickly you can enable MFA authentication on ADFS Service

Switch Local SQL Database to SQL Cluster Database

Please follow bellow steps if you want to switch from using WID database for storing OTP secrets into MS SQL instance database.