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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:

Step 1:
Click on NMSU 2FA Opt-In to start the enrollment process.
Read consent, select Yes and click Submit.

passphrase read consent and click yes and next

Step 2:
After submitting consent, you will be notified of your enrollment in 2FA.

passphrase you will receive a notifcation message of you success in enrollment

Step 3:
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".

passphrase ensure that you are logged into your nmsu email

Step 4:
After, provide your NMSU "Username and Passphrase" and click Sign In.

passphrase sign in using your nmsu passhrase and email

Step 5:
Next, on your phone go to the App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users) to download Microsoft Authenticator app.

passphrase dowload microsoft authenticator app

Step 6:
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.

passphrase click on next

Step 7:
You can then scan the "QR code" with your phone then click Next.

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Step 7b:
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.

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Step 8:
After access has been approved, you will be notified with the information below (check images below):
Click Next and Done to complete prompts.

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passphrase click on done to complete

Step 9:
Click Done to exit set up.

passphrase click done to exit



1a), How to do initial set up using a phone line

Step 1:
Select "I want to set up a different method".

passphrase choose I don't have a smart phone

Step 2:
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.

passphrase put in your number to receive call

Step 3:
After selecting phone, click on Confirm.

passphrase fill in with your number

Step 4:
Next, provide details for the number you wish to be called on.
Then click Next.

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Step 5:
Answer the call and follow instructions to verify your identify.

passphrase receive the call

Step 6:
Click Next to exit display window.

passphrase click next to exit


How to add an additional factor for authentication

Step 1:
Click on Link to access your Account.
Under My Account click Security info.

passphrase click on account info

Step 2:
Next,  click Add method to add a factor.

passphrase click on security info

Step 3:
Click on the drop down arrow on the right hand corner of your display screen to choose a preferred authentication factor.

passphrase click on drop down to select preference

Step 4:
Next, follow prompts to complete authentication




Keywords:Two-factor authentication, 2FA, MFA, Secured login   Doc ID:107609
Owner:Ahmed D.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2020-12-04 10:40 MSTUpdated:2021-01-22 12:08 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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