Why do we need MFA? Traditional usernames and passwords have become increasingly more vulnerable to malicious attackers trying to steal information.
The system generates an automated voice call. The user answers and presses # in the phone keypad to complete the login process. Be sure to select the phone you regularly use. For example, a land line number might not be best choice.
The system sends a text message that contains a verification code. The user is prompted to enter the verification code into the sign-in prompt.
A push notification is sent to the user’s phone or registered device. The user views the notification and selects Verify or receives a verification code that is entered into the sign-in prompt. The Microsoft Authenticator app is available for Android (Google Play) and iPhone (Apple Store) phones.
Watch this informative video to learn how to set-up the Microsoft Authenticator app.
After watching the video above, use this link to learn more about setting-up the Microsoft Authenticator app.
Users can change their MFA settings from the Microsoft My Profile page by selecting Additional Security Verification. It's strongly recommend that you add a secondary phone number to help prevent being locked out of your account if your primary phone is lost or stolen, or if you get a new phone and no longer have your original, primary phone number.