Setting up Multi-Factory Authentication (MFA) for Microsoft 365
Once your admin enables your organization, and your account, for multi-factor authentication (MFA) you have to set up your user account to use it. This should only take a minute or so.
Tip: Want to know more about multi-factor authentication? See What is: Multifactor authentication.
By setting up MFA, you add an extra layer of security to your Microsoft 365 account sign-in. For example, you first enter your password and, when prompted, you also type a dynamically generated verification code provided by an authenticator app or sent to your phone.
- Sign in to Microsoft 365 with your work or school account with your password like you normally do. After you choose Sign in, you'll be prompted for more information.
Note: If you have applications that don't support multi-factor verification, you must set up an app password. See manage app passwords for more information.