Enabling MFA for Office 365 Account - User

Follow the below steps to enable multi-factor authentication for Office 365 account:

1. User for whom the admin has enabled MFA, log in to Office 365 using the web address https://login.microsoftonline.com

2. Open the security verification page by using the link https://aka.ms/MFASetup (saved earlier).

Provide the required information as:

Step 1: How should we contact you?

1. Select the mode of contact as Authentication phone, Office phone, or Mobile app.

2. On selecting mode of contact as Authentication phone, enter a valid mobile number.

3. Select the second factor authentication method as Send me a code by text message or Call me.

4. On selecting “Send me a code by text message” or “Call me”, you may be charged according to your mobile operator rates.

5. Here we have selected “Send me a code by text message”.

6. Click Next.

Step 2: We’ve sent a text message to your phone.

1. You will receive a verification code via SMS to the provided mobile number.

2. Enter the received code in the text box.

3. Click Verify.

A success message appears on successful verification. Click Done.

Office 365 login page appears.

You will receive a verification code on your mobile phone.

Enter the received code and click Verify to sign in.

Note: If you have selected the “Call me” option, answer the call and press the # sign.

Office 365 multi-factor authentication is configured and it can be used each time on entering the username and password.

The Additional security verification page appears where you can modify the settings.

Keep your phone for successful Office 365 authentication.