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Microsoft Multi-factor Authentication - Setting up the Mobile App

This document details how to set up the authenticator app as a security verification method for Microsoft's Multi-factor Authentication.

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Microsoft Multi-factor Authentication - Setting up Microsoft Authenticator with Phone

Downloading Multi-Factor Authentication

1. Open the app store on your phone. 

2. Enter "Microsoft Authenticator" in the search bar and select the first search option.

3. Download the following app.

Setting Up the App

1. On your computer, navigate to the following site: Set up for Microsoft Authenticator.

2. Enter in your UWGB email address, and select "Next."

Screenshot of Sign In Screen

3. Enter in your UWGB credentials, and select "Sign in."

Screenshot of SSO Screen

4. When signed in, a pop-up will appear asking you to enroll. On the Start by getting the app screen, select "Next."

Screenshot of Start By Getting the App Screen

5. Open the authenticator app on your phone. If prompted, allow notifications. 

6. On your computer, select "Next" on the Set up your account screen.

Screenshot of Set up your Account Screen

7. On your phone, select the "+" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Screenshot of App Home Screen

8. Select "Work or school account."

Screenshot of Add Account Page in the App

9. Select "Scan a QR code."

Screenshot of Add Work or School Account Page

10. On your computer, the QR code should have appeared on the screen:

        1. Use your phone to scan the QR code.

        2. Select "Next."

Screenshot of Scan the QR Code Page

11. Microsoft will send a notification to the app to verify that it is working correctly. Select "Approve" on your phone.

Screenshot of Approve Sign-In Pop-Up

12. On your computer, select "Next" on the Notification approved screen.

Screenshot of Notification Approved Page

13. Your phone is now connected as an authentication option. 

KeywordsMFA, verification, security, methods, mobile, app, Microsoft   Doc ID112845
OwnerSteve K.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2021-08-04 10:42:19Updated2022-10-26 13:15:17
SitesUW Green Bay
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