Microsoft MFA - Enrolling in Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication (Student MFA)

This article will provide information on how to enroll your UWO account in multi-factor authentication

Please check out the following links from Microsoft providing background information on what the Microsoft Authenticator App is as well as how it works: 

Enrolling in Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication using the Microsoft Authenticator App: 

When logging in to your University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Microsoft 365 account you will see the following prompt to enroll in Microsoft MFA: 

MS MFA

Click Next and be prompted to provide Additional security verification.

In the drop down menu select Mobile app for using the Microsoft Authenticator app:

MS MFA

After selecting next, the Configure mobile app screen will appear: 

MS MFA

When ready, use your iOS or Android device to scan the QR code in the prompt and click Next

The system will then run a test. Respond to the notification on your iOS or Android device. 

After the test is successful, you will be prompted to provide additional security verification for a backup method (phone number). IT encourages adding your mobile device phone number to act as a backup if you are unable to access or use the mobile app for any reason. Alternatively, it can be skipped by selecting Done. 

Helpful links: 

Enrolling in Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication using SMS texting:

When logging in to your University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Microsoft 365 account you will see the following prompt to enroll in Microsoft MFA: 


MS MFA

Click Next and be prompted to provide Additional security verification.

In the drop down menu select Authentication phone as well as the send me a code by text message radial button to authenticate via text message: 

MS MFA

Select Next and to view the following screen where you can input the the verification code: 

MS MFA

Select Verify.



If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu. 




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Owner:Jen W.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2021-03-30 09:35 CDTUpdated:2021-04-05 10:37 CDT
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