How do I register for MFA?

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What do you need to do?

MFA is active in the University so there are a few steps you must take to ensure you are able to authenticate and access your account:

  • Register for MFA. Instructions for registration can be found below.
  • For Android phones, navigate to the Playstore, for iOS phones, navigate to the App store. Then search for Microsoft Authenticator, Click Install.
  • Open the Authenticator App.
  • If you are prompted about Data Privacy, Click OK, then skip all steps until you have the option to add your first account.
  • You have now installed the Authenticator app. You can now continue on to the MFA User Registraton

 

Registration

To use MFA, generally, you will need a mobile device which you can register and use as your 'second-factor' for logging in.

If you are using a smartphone, you should download the Microsoft Authenticator App. This is the easiest way to use MFA and the method Information Services recommends. 

  • The first step in the registration process is to visit https://aka.ms/mfasetup on your desktop. You will then be prompted to login. Enter your email and Click Next
  • You will now be asked for credentials, Enter your password and click Sign in
  • You will now be prompted to provide additional information, Click Next
  • If you haven't installed the Microsoft authenticator app on your phone go back to the home screen and follow the guide. Otherwise, Click Next
  • In the Authenticator App, Click ADD ACCOUNT
  • In the Authenticator App, Choose Work or school account
  • If you receive a permission prompt, Click Allow
  • Once you have completed the above steps on the Authernticator App, in the MFA Wizard, Click Next.
  • In the Authenticator App, Scan the QR Code. In the MFA Wizard, Click Next
  • Click Approve on your phone screen
  • Once the Notification is approved successfully, Click Next
  • You have now set up the authenticator app as your second method of authentication. Click Done
  • You will now be taken to your security info page. This is where you can setup additional methods of authentication. We recommend adding your mobile in case
  • something happens to your authenticator app. Click Add Method
  • From the dropdown, Select Phone and Click Add
  • Enter your mobile phone number and Click Next
  • You will now be sent a 6 digit code to your mobile, Enter it here and Click Next
  • SMS should now be verified, Click Done
  • You will now be taken back to security info. To change your default sign in method, Click Change
  • From the dropdown, Select Microsoft Authenticator - notification and Click Confirm
  • You have now registered your information for MFA
  • Once you are registered for MFA, you can manage your authentication methods at https://aka.ms/mysecurityinfo

 

If you do not have a mobile device that can be used for MFA, please contact your IT helpdesk for support.

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