Setting up MFA for Office 365 via Text

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security feature that requires more than one method of authentication to verify a user’s identity. MFA is important to setup since it will stop any hackers from logging into you accounts even if they obtain or guess your passwords.

  1. After you enter your credentials in the popup window of the outlook client, Microsoft will prompt that it needs more information for enabling MFA just as shown in the screen shot below. Select NEXT.
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  2. We will first configure the text message/call verification by selecting Authentication Phone and inputting your phone number.
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  3. You should see the screen as shown below and will get a text from Microsoft with a code to enter. Once you get this code, enter it into the box and hit Verify.

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  4. After you hit verify you will go to a page that says additional security verification, click Done. (If you need to get into some legacy applications that don’t support MFA, please refer to our MFA support apps guide.)
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  5. When you hit done you have completed the MFA process and will be taken to a page similar to the on shown below.
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