Aka.ms/mfasetup – What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Aka.ms/mfasetup – Multi-Factor Authentication(otherwise known as MFA or ‘two-step verification) is a security feature included with Office 365 that protects your Office 365 account.
MFA makes it harder for hackers to gain access to your account, adding another security layer for your personal information.
MFA differs from the use of an old-fashioned username and password as it requires verification of the device you access your account through.
Two methods typically used to verify your identities are your password and username as well as a specific device that is yours to have(e.g cellphone).
If you are logging into your account using MFA, it is required to enter your username and password, as well as verify that you are possessing a reliable device (i.e. phone.) Because of the constant danger of cyber-base security breaches, it’s mandatory for Concord College that http //aka.ms/remoteconnect
MFA is activate when using Office 365-enable applications outside the limits of the network. This is to safeguard Student and Staff Office 365 link user accounts.
This means that you’ll be require to configure MFA if you’re accessing Office 365 Creative Cloud/Office 365 applications and your account in the new Office 365 mailbox from outside the campus.
Set up Multi factor Authentication Using a Desk/Home Phone:
1. Open your web browser and visit https://aka.ms/MFASetup. Click ‘Sign In’
2. Enter your Concord College email address and hit click ‘Next’
3. Please enter your usual network sign in password and click ‘Sign In
4. You will be redirect to the following page. Click Next:
5. You will be present with an ‘Additional security verification page’
6. In Step 1: How should we contact you?, select Authentication Phone. Choose your region and enter your contact number. In the ‘Method’ section choose to Call me
7. Click ‘Next.’
8. You will now receive a phone call from the Microsoft Multi-factor Authentication Center.
9. Press the # key on your phone to approve.
10. Click ‘Finish.’
11. You will now be present with an ‘Extra security verification’ page. You may enter further details into this page to allow alternative multi-factor authentication processes.
12. Click Save. Multi-factor authentication setup is now done. If you have any problems setting up MFA, you should contact the ICT department for further help.
Set up your Microsoft 365 sign-in for multi-factor authentication
After your administrator allows your company and your account for Multi-factor security (MFA), you will need to establish your user account to utilize the feature. It should take only around a minute.
When you set up MFA, it adds a level of protection for your Microsoft 365 account sign-in. For instance, you’ll first input your password. At the point of prompting, you will enter an authentically generate verification code generate by an authenticator app or email to your phone.
- Log into Microsoft 365 with your work or school account using your username and password as you normally do. When you click to sign in, you’ll be ask for further information.
- Choose Next.
- The default method for authentication is to use Microsoft’s free Authenticator application. If you’ve install it on your smartphone, choose the next option to follow the steps to create the account. If you don’t, there’s a link to download it.
- If you prefer to use SMS messages sent to your mobile, you can choose I’d like to use an alternative method. Microsoft 365 will ask for your mobile number, and then it will send you an SMS that contains a six-digit code to confirm your device.
Tips: For a faster and safer experience, we suggest using an authenticator application instead of SMS verification.
- When you’ve follow the instructions to provide the additional verification method you’re using when you next log in with Microsoft 365; you’ll be ask to enter the additional verification details or take action, for example, typing the verification code that was provide by your authenticator application or text to you via text message.
NOTE: Generally, you’ll only need the additional verification method the first time you sign in to any new device or app or after changing your password. You’re likely not to be ask for the extra security code for verification regularly unless your company needs it.
If your applications do not support multi-factor verification, it is necessary to set up an account password. Learn how to manage apps’ passwords for more details.