set up MFA

2 Nov 2018
Sarah Weldink
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set up MFA

Set up multi-factor authentication in the Office 365 admin center

Important: All the Office 2016 client applications support multi-factor authentication through the use of the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL). This means that app passwords are not required for Office 2016 clients.

  1. Go to the Office 365 admin center.
  2. Navigate to Users > Active users. Your screen should look like one of the following:


  1. In the Office 365 admin center, click More > Setup azure multi-factor auth.


Here is the direct link to the MFA management portal for Office 365:

To reset selected users’ MFA information.

When you hit enable

For Reference: About enabling multi-factor authentication

Please read the deployment guide if you haven’t already. If your users do not regularly sign in through the browser, you can send them to this link to register for multi-factor auth:

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For Reference: How Azure Multi-Factor Authentication works

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When you hit “Enforce”

When user attempts to login.


For Reference: Manage your settings for two-step verification

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For Reference: How To Set Up Multi-Factor for Your Account

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Option 1 – Authentication Phone

Option 2 – Office Phone

Option 3 – Mobile App

I chose to receive my verification code as a text message on the “Authentication Phone” option.

For Reference: Managing your Azure Multi-Factor Authentication User Settings

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Step 3: Keep using your existing applications
In some apps, like Outlook, Apple Mail, and Microsoft Office, you can’t use a phone to secure your account. To use these apps, you’ll need to create a new “app password” to use in place of your work or school account password. Learn more


This is my GENERAL login experience.

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