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Strong Authentication into Microsoft Office 365

Strong authentication: Definition

Multi-factor authentication is based on the use of two or more elements categorised as:

  1. knowledge (something only the user knows),
  2. possession (something only the user possesses), and
  3. inherence (something the user is),

multi-factor authentication

Securing access to your Office 365 files

With Microsoft Office 365, your Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook files are stored on a central server. They are available on-line so that you can access them no matter where you are, Two-factor authentication has become one of the best ways to protect them against fraudulent access; simple password protection is no longer secure enough.

Microsoft & LuxTrust’s value proposition in Authentication

LuxTrust users have now the possibility to leverage their Token or chip based subscriptions to strongly authenticate themselves to their Office 365 account.

Prerequisites for strong authentication

  • An ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) service must be installed on site.
  • Users must have a token or chip based LuxTrust subscription. 

Use cases for strong authentication services

  • Businesses that want to protect their valuable data assets against theft and disclosure.
  • Businesses that want to right secure the access to their Office 365 accounts resources and avoid their misuse.
  • Businesses that want to take advantage of the subscriptions their stakeholders (employees, customers, partners …) might already have to access other environments like on-line banking and governmental applications.

Why LuxTrust?

  • LuxTrust is a Qualified Trust Service Provider (QTSP) and offers interoperable solutions.
  • Offers a large choice of devices to authenticate and sign: hardware token, mobile application, LuxTrust Scan, smartcard, signing stick, Luxemburgish eID card and more to come soon.
  • Is a key provider of digital identity, strong authentication and trust services in Luxembourg.
  • A single subscription can be used to access multiple environments like banking, governmental and business applications.
  • Is PSD2 compliant.
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