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Microsoft explains one Azure authentication outage as another one happens

13 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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In a stroke of bad timing that would be comical if it weren't so annoying, Microsoft's multifactor authentication system, used for Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics, has gone down for a second time this month, just hours after the company published its findings into a 14-hour outage on November 19.
The Azure Active Directory Multifactor Authentication services went offline just before 05:00 UTC and remained nonfunctional until just before 19:00 UTC. The servers initially affected were those servicing the Europe and the Middle East region and the Asia-Pacific region; as those regions...
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