Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD) Temporary Access Pass (TAP)

Date: 2023-03-16
Author: Anders Adolfsson, Product Manager

The movement towards passwordless continues. In January 2023, we announced our latest integration with Microsoft Entra ID (previously Azure AD) allows Temporary Access Pass (TAP) to be created from Versasec credential management system. But what exactly is a Temporary Access Pass?

I’m glad you asked.

A TAP is a “time-limited passcode that can be configured to allow users to onboard other authentication methods including passwordless methods such as Microsoft Authenticator, and FIDO2.” It is like a key that unlocks your accounts temporarily.

The great thing about TAPs is that they make it easy to onboard new authentication methods, like FIDO2. And if you ever lose your FIDO2 security key or another authenticator, you can use a TAP to recover your account and register new strong authentication methods.

Enabling and using a TAP is easy with Microsoft Entra (Azure AD). You just need to enable the TAP policy and choose which users and groups can sign in with a TAP. Users can then get access using TAP to the security information management page where they can manage their secure authenticators.

The Versasec & Microsoft Entra ID (AAD) Temporary Access Pass Integration

With our Versasec integration, it gets even more simple and more secure. Businesses can now generate and distribute Microsoft Entra (AAD) TAP for their employees from the familiar and enterprise-purposed Versasec credential management system. The new integration allows businesses to add TAP creation and distribution as well as revocation to their credential issuance process, enhancing the user experience and improving security.

For further updates on the Versasec integrations with Microsoft, follow our news and blog!

Watch this short video demo of the issuance of TAP from Versasec credential management, featuring:

  • Credential issuance with PKI/PIV and AAD TAP
  • Temporary Access Pass and credential authentication

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