Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) / Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

Two-factor authentication (2FA) or Multifactor Authentication (MFA), is an additional authentication method available for accessing all MIT services externally. It is not a replacement of the conventional login page, but rather, an additional layer that helps make it harder for someone to compromise your account. 

You will still log on with your usual MIT staff username and password, but in addition to that, you will be asked to confirm login via the Microsoft MFA App.

This guide explains how you would register your mobile phone, download the Microsoft MFA APP to log on externally going forward.

MFA – User Setup Guide

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Below is a basic guideline for the Microsoft Authenticator App with a verification code

Before starting: Download and install the Microsoft Authenticator app on a mobile device from the App Store or Play Store

When the user next attempts to access Office 365 they will be prompted to setup MFA, OR, alternatively instruct the user to go to the MFA setup URL:

Enter email address  – Enter Password –  More info required … this is the setup of MFA requirement.  –  Select Next

The user is prompted to provide additional security verification – Select Mobile App and use the option for verification code in the mobile app. – Select Set Up button to configure the Mobile App – a QR code is displayed.

The user should now Launch the Microsoft Authenticator App on their phone, follow the instruction provided on this “Configure Mobile App” popup.

Note: this QR code will expire hence the preference to install the App before starting the setup process.

Once the user has scanned the code in their auth app

Select Next,  verify by entering the verification code sent to the Authenticator App – Next – Next – Done,


You should now be prompted to use the Microsoft MFA app when accessing