This page contains resources for setting up multi-factor authentication for Office 365, SCOE's e-mail and calendar system. CNTS has prepared a
Getting Started/Overview document for your reference.
About Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an extra security step that confirms a user's identity by asking for two or more pieces of evidence (or factors)—typically a password plus an additional code—sometimes known as two-factor authentication. Even if a user's password is compromised, unauthorized users can't access the account without the second factor being sent to them.
Microsoft gives users several ways to receive the secondary code. Setup instructions are provided below for receiving codes by text message, telephone call, or dedicated authenticator software. Users may choose any of the three options.
Setting Up Multi-Factor Authentication for Your Account
CNTS will enable MFA on your account automatically. To choose how you would like to receive your secondary code (text, phone, or authenticator app) follow the corresponding instructions:
Logging In With Multi-Factor Authentication
CNTS has prepared a video highlighting the process of
logging in using MFA after you have enabled it for your account.
Changing Your Settings Later
To change your MFA settings (such as re-registering the app or changing phone numbers), log into the
Microsoft Office 365 MFA Update page using your SCOE e-mail address and password.
For assistance with enabling multi-factor authentication, contact your CNTS support person or the CNTS Help Desk: (916) 228-2363 or email@example.com. CNTS is also conducting workshops to help staff understand this feature.