How to Set up Multi Factor Authentication in Office 365

What is MFA?

Multifactor authentication is a security enhancement that allows you to present at least two pieces of evidence, or factors, to identify yourself when logging into an account. It is a method of confirming your identity by using a combination of two different factors – 1) Something you know (password) and 2) something you have.

MFA is an authentication method that requires more than one verification method for users when signing into the Office Portal.

When you log into your Company Office Portal (i.e., Office 365 account) any network you will be required to enter your Company username and password, as well as a verification code. To receive the verification code, a one-time setup of the MFA verification method is required. This guide explains how to setup the MFA verification method.