Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Setup

By setting up Multi-factor Authentication, you add an extra layer of security to your account. You sign in with your password and a code sent to your phone.

Step-by-step guide

To set up Multifactor Authentication (MFA) for your account follow these steps:

Note: Multifactor Authentication must first be enabled for your account before you can complete the following setup.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account here: Office 365. After you choose Sign in, you'll see this page:

  2. Choose Next and then you will be given the choice to use the Microsoft Authenticator app. 

  3. If you want to use the Microsoft Authenticator app, follow these instructions: Setting up Microsoft Authenticator App

  4. If you do not want to use the Microsoft Authenticator app, click on I want to set up a different method on the bottom left.

  5. Select your preferred authentication method from the dropdown and then follow the prompts on the page. Hit Next when done.

  6. You'll then be taken to a page where you will need to provide and then verify your chosen contact method. When completed, choose Next.

  7. You will receive confirmation your contact method has been registered.

You may set up more than one verification method. For example, if you travel a lot, consider setting up Microsoft Authenticator for your verification method. It's the easiest verification method to use, and a way to avoid text or call charges.

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