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Office 365 - Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

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 sign in using:
  • Push Notification Method - A notification will be sent to your smart device via the Microsoft Authenticator app. You will need to press "Approve" to continue with your sign-in.
  • Verification Code - A 6 digit code is generated in the Microsoft Authenticator app. You will need to type this code as part of your sign-in.
  • Phone Call - An automated system will call your cell phone or landline. You will be instructed to press the # key to confirm your sign-in.
Read more about 2FA:
Please utilize the instructions below to assist you with setting up a 2FA authentication method on your smart device or cell phone.
Select from the options below:
  1. Opt-in to 2FA using Microsoft Authentication App (Recommended method)
  2. Opt-in to 2FA using a Phone Line (Phone call option)
  3. Opt-in to 2FA using a Smart Phone (No computer needed for set-up)
  4. Add an additional factor for authentication




Keywords:Two-factor authentication, 2FA, MFA, Secured login   Doc ID:107609
Owner:Ahmed D.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2020-12-04 11:40 MDTUpdated:2021-03-31 14:01 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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