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Office 365 - 2FA Set-up using Smart Phone

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.


This article provides step by step instructions on how to set up 2FA using a Smart Phone.


Step 1:
On your Smart Phone navigate to App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users) to download Microsoft Authenticator app.

passphrase dowload microsoft authenticator app

Step 2:
After downloading the app, click on this Link on your phone to access your account and begin set-up.
Note: The sign in process will require your "NMSU email" and "Passphrase".
Click Sign In after providing sign in credentials.

passphrase sign in using your nmsu passhrase and email

Step 3:
After, providing your NMSU "Username and Passphrase" click Sign In.
Note: Confirm that the next image shows your NMSU email and click Next.

passphrase ensure that you are logged into your nmsu email

Step 4:
If you have already downloaded the authenticator app, you can skip the next screen and click Next
If you have not already downloaded the app on your phone, go to the App Store (iPhone users) 
or Google Play (Android users) to download Microsoft authenticator app.
Note: that you will need to complete step 3 before you can proceed to step 6.

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Step 5:
Next, select "pair your account to the app by clicking this link" and click Next.
Note: The authenticator app will open and ask for your screen lock if enabled. 
After unlocking your screen the account will be added. You can the proceed with step 8.

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Step 6:
After clicking Next, you will receive a "push notification/text message" on your phone, asking for your approval to sign-in.
Approve the "sign-in attempt" to proceed with set-up.
Note: you may be required to use the screen lock on your phone to proceed with set-up.

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passphrase click approve

Step 7:
Proceed with the instructions on screen and click Next.

Step 8:
You have now completed the Authenticator Set-up. Click Next to continue with phone number set-up. 
If given the option, you can also click on "Skip Setup" if you do not want to add or use your phone number as an authentication factor. 
However, it is highly recommended that you do the phone call set-up as well.

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Step 9:
You will then be notified to provide your "phone number" as an additional factors for 2FA.
After you provide your phone number in the required field, click Next to proceed.
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Step 10:
Next, you will receive a phone call asking you to verify the sign-in attempt.
Press # key on your phone to verify phone number.
After your verification is complete, click Next and Done.

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Step 11:
You will be redirected to the dialogue box displays below, click Next and Done to exit set-up windows.

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passphrase click on done




Keywords:Two-factor authentication, 2FA, MFA, Secured login   Doc ID:109410
Owner:Ahmed D.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2021-02-26 10:08 MSTUpdated:2022-08-10 13:29 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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