Office 365 - Microsoft has enabled Security Defaults to keep your account secure

 Have you recently created a new Microsoft 365 or Office 365 account and users are being forced to setup MFA within 14 days despite MFA not being configured?

Here is how to temporally disable the new security default policies to turn off this behaviour.

Log into your tenant and go to the Admin console https://admin.microsoft.com and click in ‘Azure Active Directory’ from the left hand menu.

now click on ‘Azure Active Directory’ then ‘Properties’ then ‘Manage Security Defaults’.

Set ‘Enable Security Defaults’ to ‘No’.

Tick an option which most applies to you and click ‘Save’.

Now users will not be forced to configure MFA but remember weak passwords are causing us all major issues so please enable MFA for user accounts as soon as you can.