Microsoft Office 365 MFA Setup
To increase the security of your Microsoft cloud and email system, your company is implementing multi-factor authentication. Please review the steps on this page to get started and know what to expect.
Step 1. - Watch the short video to learn about Microsoft MFA and what to expect
Step 2. - Configure Microsoft MFA
Option C - SMS / Text Authentication - Article
Follow instruction in this article to have Microsoft send SMS messages to your phone for authentication.
Link to Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...
Important: SMS authentication is not supported for VPN MFA. If your company will use Meraki VPN, you will need to use Microsoft Authenticator.
Step 3 - Sign out and sign back in to verify MFA is working.
Click on link https://portal.office.com to sign in using your web browser and test MFA.
Important: There is a limited enrolment period to get everyone to use MFA. After the enrollment period ends, you will not be able to access Office 365 until the MFA setup is completed.
Microsoft Outlook application on your computer / phone, the authentication occurs once every 90 days on a rolling schedule. This means you will only be asked for MFA if you have not used Outlook in 90 days.
If you use a web browser, you will be prompted for the authentication code when you log in unless you specify stay signed in. Then you are re-authenticated after 90 days if you do not use the browser.
Every time you connect from a new device, you will be prompted for the MFA.
Your IT administrator can reset the MFA for you to regain access.
Yes, Hackers are actively trying to get into your email to steal data and compromise your system. MFA increases security and helps prevent a compromise.
Authentication Methods will vary based on your current Microsoft Office 365 license. here is a link to all of the methods available. Click on the link to review the method.