Combined Enrollment for Self-Service Password Reset and Multi Factor Authentication

This one-time enrollment will make it faster and easier to get back into your account if you ever forget your password. This also sets up MFA, adding an extra layer of security to your sign-ins.

You must know your current email password to register. If you do not know your current password, please follow steps provided in table below based on your UFV role.
              Steps to Changing Current Password
STUDENT
  • Reset the password using UFV Self Service Password Reset at password.ufv.ca
  • Follow the link here on how to reset password at password.ufv.ca
  • Once you have reset the password, you can use it to enroll for SSPR.
EMPLOYEE

How to Enroll

1) Sign in to your UFV email in a web browser (at https://outlook.office.com).

  •     If you see the prompt Your organization needs more information, you can register by clicking Next.
  •     If you do not see this prompt, go to https://aka.ms/mfasetup in a web browser, then click +Add method to start setup.

2)  Choose your multi-factor verification method. You can choose from an app, a text message, or an automated call. Note: Email can only be used for self-service password reset. If you choose to setup email, you will need to add another method (app, phone number) for multi-factor authentication.

3) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete registration. Detailed instructions for each available method are included below. 

 

Detailed Instructions

Authenticator App (Authenticator, Duo, etc.)
 

  • Microsoft Authenticator

The default prompts for the app option will guide you to set up the Microsoft Authenticator app.

 

Download the app for your mobile device. Then, click Next to begin setup.

 

For detailed instructions on setting up the Microsoft Authenticator app, click here.

 

 

  • Other Authenticator App

If you would like to use a different authenticator app, such as Duo, Google Auth, or Twilio Authy, you may do so. Because of how many apps and configurations there are, our support for other apps is best-effort only.
 

1. On the authenticator app configuration screen, click 'I want to use a different authenticator app'

   Important: Do not click 'Next'. The QR code on this page will not work with another authenticator app.

 


2. Scan the QR code with your app. When you are done, click Next.


3. Depending on the app, additional configuration options may appear.

 

4. To verify the app is set up correctly, your computer screen will prompt you to approve a notification or enter the code. Either approve the notification sent to your device or enter the 6 digit code to finish app setup.

 

Phone (Text/Call)

For detailed instructions on setting up your phone, click here.

 

Update or Change Your Verification Methods


Did you make a mistake when enrolling? Did you get a new device? Headed out of the country? You can update the information for SSPR/MFA yourself, without needing to contact the Service Desk.

 

1. Navigate to https://myaccount.microsoft.com and sign in with your UFV account. Once signed in, click ‘Security info' in the left hand pane.

 

2. To add a new method, click + Add method.

    To change or delete an existing method, click Change or Delete next to the option you wish to modify.

If you cannot sign in to update your verification methods, please contact the IT Service Desk and it can be reset.