How to: Set up Microsoft multifactor authentication (MFA)


Introduction

No one at Texas Tech University or from anywhere else should ask for your password.

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The instructions below will guide you through setting up Microsoft multifactor authentication (MFA).

Instructions

Microsoft Authenticator

Jump to: Alternative options

1) Browse to https://aka.ms/mfasetup.

2) If prompted for credentials, sign in using your eRaider account.

3) Follow the instructions on Microsoft's support website at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/account-billing/set-up-the-microsoft-authenticator-app-as-your-verification-method-33452159-6af9-438f-8f82-63ce94cf3d29#ID0EFL.

When you reach the appropriate step in Microsoft's instructions, you may use the options below to get the Microsoft Authenticator app.

Android
QR code for downloading the Microsoft Authenticator app for Android
Get it on Google Play
iOS
QR code for downloading the Microsoft Authenticator app for iOS
Download on the App Store

IMPORTANT: Do not delete the Microsoft Authenticator app from your phone or replace your phone without having an alternate MFA method in place. You can also back up your Microsoft Authenticator app credentials to prevent losing access in the event that something happens to your phone, such as loss, damage, or theft. We highly recommend that you follow the steps now to avoid loss of access to TTU services.

Alternative options

1) Browse to https://aka.ms/mfasetup.

2) If prompted for credentials, sign in using your eRaider account.

3) Follow the instructions linked below, depending on which option you want to add.

NOTE: Security keys are not currently compatible with the TTUnet VPN service.


OUTCOME

When signing in to services that require MFA, you are able to use the methods that you set up to authenticate to the service.