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Office 365 - Opt-in to Two-Factor Authentication
Your password can be easily compromised. 2FA authentication increases your account security by requiring multiple forms of verification to prove your identity when signing into an application.
Setting up a 2FA authentication will enable you to be able sign-in from a mobile app using push notifications or one-time pass-codes.
To opt-in to 2FA complete the steps below:
Read consent, select Yes and click Submit.
After submitting consent, you will be notified of your enrollment in 2FA.
Next, click on Link
to access your account.
Please ensure that you are signing in with your "NMSU email" then click Next.
Note: If you do not have a smart phone or cannot download the authentication app, skip to Step 1a "How to do initial set up using a phone line".
After, provide your NMSU "Username and Passphrase" and click Sign In.
Next, on your phone go to the App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users) to download Microsoft Authenticator app.
After downloading, open the Authenticator App to add a "work or school" account.
A QR scanner will open on your phone. When this happens, click Next on your computer screen to display your QR code.
You can then scan the "QR code" with your phone then click Next.
If you have trouble scanning code, click on "Can't scan image" you will then be provided with information to type into your phone manually.
After, check the authenticator app on your phone to approve access.
After access has been approved, you will be notified with the information below (check images below):
Click Next and Done to complete prompts.
Click Done to exit set up.
1a), How to do initial set up using a phone line
Select "I want to set up a different method".
On the display screen, click on the drop down arrow to choose a preferred authentication method.
Note: In this article we chose "phone call" as preferred authentication method.
After selecting phone, click on Confirm.
Next, provide details for the number you wish to be called on.
Then click Next.
Answer the call and follow instructions to verify your identify.
Click Next to exit display window.
How to add an additional factor for authentication
Click on Link
to access your Account.
Under My Account click Security info.
Next, click Add method to add a factor.
Click on the drop down arrow on the right hand corner of your display screen to choose a preferred authentication factor.
Next, follow prompts to complete authentication