MFA: How to set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)


How to set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)



Students and Employees.


How do I set up MFA on my Microsoft 365 account?


The first time you access Microsoft Office 365 it will ask for your Login ID and Password.

  • Enter the following:
    • Students use:
    • Employees (including Student Workers) use:
  • Then enter your StarID password in the Password box.
  • Click "Next" on the "More information required" box.


  • If you prefer to use the Microsoft Authenticator app to verify your identity select "Next" at the Microsoft Authenticator screen and follow the prompts on screen.
  • If you would prefer to receive a phone call or a text messages select the link below that says "I want to set up a different method" 

MFA - I want to set up a different method

  • Then select Phone from the drop down on the following screen.

Select phone for MFA method

  • Most users set up MFA to receive a text notification by doing the following:
    • Select "United States (+1)"
    • Enter your phone number in the box to the right.
    • Under Method: leave it as "Send me a code by text message:" and click "Next".
  • The phone number entered will now receive a code via text message. Type in the code and select "Verify".
  • Then click "Done".

MFA is now set up on your account.

If you have a student and employee account you will need to do this process for each separately.




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