Office 365 - How to set up 2FA using phone line or SMS

You can set up 2FA with your phone line or SMS. In the first option (authenticating through phone line) you will receive a phone call to securely authenticate your login. For the second option (SMS) an SMS text code will be sent to your phone for authentication.

To set up 2FA using phone line or SMS complete the steps below:

Step 1:
Click on this Link to begin set up.
Please ensure that you sign in with your "NMSU email" and "Passphrase" and then click Next.

passphrase ensure that you are logged into your nmsu email

Step 2:
Select "I want to set up a different method."

passphrase choose I don't have a smart phone

Step 3:
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.
Note: You can select the SMS option to receive authentication code via SMS.

passphrase put in your number to receive call

Step 4:
After selecting phone, click on Confirm.

passphrase fill in with your number

Step 5:
Next, provide details for the number you wish to be called on.
Then click Next.

passphrase click next to continue

Step 6:
Answer the call and follow instructions to verify your identify.

passphrase receive the call

Step 7:
Click Next to exit display window.

passphrase click next to exit

Keywords:Two-factor authentication, 2FA, MFA, Secured login   Doc ID:108895
Owner:Ahmed D.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2021-02-08 14:28 MDTUpdated:2022-08-10 14:30 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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