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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1. Follow the prompt on the following screen to download the Microsoft Authenticator App on your phone or chosen mobile device. Select Next when downloaded.

Screenshot of the MFA Starting Setup


2. On the app, select the the "+" in the upper right corner to start adding your account. 

Screenshot of the Authenticator App Home Screen


3. Select work or school account and allow camera access to the Authenticator App. 

Screenshot of Authenticator App for Adding a School Account


4. Scan the barcode to connect your Microsoft account to the Authenticator App. 

Screenshot of MFA App Barcode

5. Select next when the barcode is successfully scanned.


6. Microsoft will now send a notification to the app to verify the Authenticator App is working correctly. 

Screenshot of MFA Authenticator App Notification


7. Approve the notification on your Authenticator App.

Screenshot of Authenticator App Notification

8. Select next after you approve the sign in.


9. Lastly, you should be greeted with the success screen, select next to finish.

Screenshot of MFA Authenticator App Approval




Keywords:MFA verification security methods   Doc ID:112845
Owner:Caden W.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2021-08-04 10:42 CDTUpdated:2021-08-17 09:23 CDT
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