Student Multifactor Authentication FAQ

Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to a resource such as an application, online account, or a VPN.  Rather than just asking for a username and password, MFA requires one or more additional verification factors, which decreases the likelihood of a successful compromise.

How do I enroll in Multifactor Authentication?

Microsoft provides detailed instructions on how to Add your Work or School Account to the Microsoft Authenticator App.

If you have a smart phone or tablet, we require that you use the Microsoft Authenticator App. It is quick, easy-to-use, and secure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my password not enough?
What is the Microsoft Authenticator App?
Can Microsoft see my password?
Microsoft says I need the Authenticator App after my next 3 authentications but my phone isn't compatible with the app, what do I do?
Does using the Microsoft Authenticator App give up control of my smartphone?
How much data does a Microsoft Authentication request use?
Does the Microsoft Authenticator App allow passwordless authentication?
Why have I stopped receiving push notifications from the Microsoft Authenticator App?
Will you pay for my phone plan?
I've changed/lost my device and need to reactivate the Microsoft Authenticator App. How do I do this?
Can I have the Microsoft Authenticator App on multiple devices?
What are the mobile device requirements for using the Microsoft Authenticator App?
Where can I find the Microsoft Authenticator App's Privacy and Security information?
I have a problem that isn't answered by any of the FAQ Questions, what do I do?
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