To keep your information safe, the university will be adding a security method called “2 Factor Authentication” to all email accounts. This means you will verify that “you are you” before accessing your email account.
Why: 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) is part of a university commitment to safeguard the information of all students, faculty and staff.
How: 2FA adds an additional layer of security to your Office 365 account by requiring you to approve each login to your Office 365 account. When signing in to Office 365, after entering your credentials you will be prompted to confirm the login with a number of options, such as:
- A text message sent to your phone containing a one-time code
- An approval notification using the Microsoft Authenticator smartphone application
- A phone call
The links below explain how to setup 2 Factor Authentication on your account for the first time.
Click the Device You Wish to Configure
Instructions for Microsoft Outlook on Windows
Instructions for Microsoft Outlook on Macintosh