MFA: Setup Microsoft Authenticator App

Step 1: Install the Microsoft Authenticator app

Download the Microsoft Authenticator app for your mobile device:

When prompted, ALLOW Camera Access and Notifications.

Step 2: Setup the app with your UFV account

  1. From a computer, go to
  2. Click +Add Method and select Authenticator app from the dropdown. Click Next and you will be presented with a QR code.

  3. Open the Authenticator app on your mobile device.
  4. Tap the plus sign or tap the 3 menu dots in the upper right corner, and then + Add Account. Select Work or school account. 

  5. Select the Scan a QR Code option (the Authenticator app will open your device's camera). Use your phone/device to scan the QR code displayed on the computer screen.

After you have scanned the QR code, click Next. Verify the setup was successful by tapping Allow on the notification, or entering the 6-digit code generated by the app.

You can change between a notification or a 6-digit code by changing your Default sign-in method. At the top of the Security Info page, click ‘Change’ next to Default sign-in Method.


Article ID: 3330
Fri 3/18/22 10:36 AM
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