Microsoft multi-factor authentication - setup

Microsoft multi-factor authentication - Setup 


  1. Sign into Microsoft 365 (currently only Azure Virtual desktop supports Microsoft MFA) with your Microsoft 365 UT Health account with your UT Health password. After you choose Sign in, you'll be prompted for more information. 

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  1. Choose Next. 

  1. The default authentication method is to use the free Microsoft Authenticator app. If you have it installed on your mobile device, select Next and follow the prompts to add this account. If you don't have it installed there is a link provided to download it. Please see (Microsoft multi-factor authentication - Select verification methods) document for further instructions if needed. **coming soon** 
    If you would rather use SMS messages sent to your phone instead, select I want to set up a different method. Microsoft 365 will ask for your mobile number, then send you an SMS message containing a 6-digit code to verify your device. 

    Tip: For a faster, and more secure, experience we recommend using an authenticator app rather than SMS verification. 


  1. Once you complete the instructions to specify your additional verification method, the next time you sign into Microsoft 365, you'll be prompted to provide the additional verification information or action, such as typing the verification code provided by your authenticator app or sent to you by text message. 


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