Initial Setup using Microsoft Authenticator Application for MFA

Initial Setup using Microsoft Authenticator Application for MFA

First, we recommend installing/downloading the Microsoft Authentication app on your mobile devices

For Android Device, please follow this link to download the Microsoft authenticator App

For iOS devices, open the App store and search, Microsoft Authentication on your mobile device.

When your account switches over or is migrated on the due date for two factor authentication, you can use the Microsoft Authentication App as a method to authenticate your account. The guide below will take you through the steps to setting this method to your account.

This can also be done by logging into your Microsoft Account, and clicking on +Add Method and selecting Authenticator App from the drop down options

Sing in using your SSO, bras****@OX.AC.UK, must be in capitals.

Enter your SSO password

You will now be asked to download the Microsoft Authentication App,  which you will have already done using the Google Play store or iOS App store.

Click Next

Now you can begin to configure your SSO account using the Microsoft Authenticator App.

Click Next

Open Microsoft Authenticator app on your phone device and select Add Account, choose Work or School account. Select Scan a QR code, hover your phone over the barcode displayed on your screen and your phone should automatically connect your account. (e.g. see below of barcode set up)

The next screen will confirm the MFA set up has been successful.

Click Next.

You have now completed the MFA Microsoft Authenticator set up.

Click Done.

Now when you next log in, you will be prompted to authenticate your account using the Microsoft Authenticator app on your phone device, by default when you first set up the App, you will receives a push notification which will ask you to approve the request to log in. As seen in the image below.

If you have set up your Microsift authentication App to prompt you for a code, Open the Microsoft Authenticator App, select your account and enter the 6 digit number displayed on your phone, click Verify on your screen as illustrated in the image below.