Multi Factor Authentication

This is a UM System-required change and has been implemented at S&T on Wednesday, July 8th.

Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication is a new and separate method of multifactor authentication than SecureAuth and is used for some S&T applications and websites. The MultiFactor Authentication provides you with a six-digit code or approval button through an app, text, or phone call when logging into some S&T applications and websites to ensure that your Microsoft password has not been stolen. You can register and set up Multi Factor Authentication by using the Microsoft Authenticator App or by phone.

 

In order to log into some S&T applications and websites, you are required to have a phone to either register via call, text, or MFA application.

 

How to Register to MFA

  1. Go to https://aka.ms/mfasetup.
  2. Sign in with your username@umsystem.ed, click Next.
  3. Put in your password and click Sign In.
  4. ‌This next screen will prompt you to download the Microsoft Authenticator app.
    *Go to either the Google Play Store for Android phones or the Apple Store for iPhones and download the Microsoft Authenticator app.
  5. When you have installed the app on your phone, go to the setup page on your computer and select the Next button.
  6. You will then be notified to set up your account.
  7. Select the Next button.
  8. On your phone, open the Microsoft Authenticator app.
  9. Select the Add Account button in the app.
  10. Select the Work or school account option.
  11. Then scan the QR code on your computer screen with your phone
  12. Fit the QR code on your computer screen into the QR scanning box on your phone as if you were taking a picture of it.
    • Some phones will ask you if you want to use your camera with this application, you want to select Allow so you can scan the QR code on the computer screen.
  13. The app will display your university username@mst.edu, select your username.
  14. On the website, select the Next button.
  15. The app will ask if you approve the login.
  16. Select Approve in the app.
  17. The website will sync with the app and display a Notification Approved screen.
  18. Select the Done button.

Now when you log into any S&T Microsoft products, the app will automatically send out the notification asking you if you approve the login.

  1. Go to https://aka.ms/mfasetup.
  2. Sign in with your username@umsystem.edu and password.
  3. The screen will prompt you that More information is required, select the Next button.
  4. This next screen will prompt you to download the Microsoft Authenticator app.
  5. If you don't want to use the authenticator app, select I want to set up a different method located at the bottom of the window.
  6. Click on the drop-down list.
  7. Select Phone.
  8. Select the Confirm button.
  9. Enter your 10-digit phone number in the field.
  10. Select if you want a text or an automated call of the six-digit code.
  11. Select the Next button.
  12. Enter the six-digit verification code in the field.
  13. Select the Next button.
  14. An SMS Verified screen will display.
  15. Select the Next button.
  16. Success screen will display
  17. Select the Done button.

How to Sign In with MFA

The instructions below are for signing into S&T applications using the Microsoft MFA application.

  1. After signing in to your email or other S&T applications.
  2. The "Approve sign-in request" window will pop up on your screen.
  3. You will receive a notification on your phone from Microsoft MFA asking if you'd like to approve the sign in.



  4. Click on Approve on the notification.
  5. The sign-in will verify and take you to your page.

 

If you don't want to use this authentication method:

  1. Click the Sign in another way link on your screen.



  2. Then select which method you'd like to use.



The instructions below are for signing into S&T applications using the Microsoft MFA app code authentication method.

  1. After signing in to your email or other S&T applications.
  2. Find and select the Microsoft MFA application on your phone.
  3. Click on the University of Missouri account.



  4. Locate the "one-time password code" section.
  5. Type in the six-digit code from the MFA application and into the window on your screen.
  6. The sign-in will verify and take you to your page.

 

If you don't want to use this authentication method:

  1. Click the Sign in another way link on your screen.



  2. Then select which method you'd like to use.

The instructions below are for signing into S&T applications using the text messaging method.

  1. After signing in to your email or other S&T applications.
  2. A window will pop up asking you to enter a six-digit code from a text message.



  3. Open your messaging app on your phone or click on the text notification.
  4. Type in the six-digit code in the code field.
  5. Click Verify.
  6. The sign-in will verify and take you to your page.

 

If you don't want to use this authentication method:

  1. Click the Sign in another way link on your screen.



  2. Then select which method you'd like to use.

The instructions below are for signing into S&T applications using the phone call method.

  1. After signing in to your email or other S&T applications.
  2. A window will pop up letting you know that you are about to receive a phone call.



  3. Pick up the call on your phone and follow the instructions given.
  4. The sign-in will verify and take you to your page.

 

If you don't want to use this authentication method:

  1. Click the Sign in another way link on your screen.



  2. Then select which method you'd like to use.

How to Manage Your MFA Account

  1. Go to https://aka.ms/mfasetup.
  2. Sign in with your username@umsystem.edu and password.
  3. Approve the login authentication via phone or the MFA app.
  4. Select the Change link at the top of the page.



  5. Select the method you want as the default and click Confirm.

  1. Go to https://aka.ms/mfasetup.
  2. Sign in with your username@umsystem.edu and password.
  3. Approve the login authentication via phone or the MFA app.
  4. Select Add method on the left side of the window.



  5. Click on the drop-down and select what type of method.
  6. Click Add.



  7. Fill in the required fields.
  8. It will have you verify that method by sending you the code.
  9. Click Next.
  10. You will then see the added method on the main MFA page.
  1. Go to https://aka.ms/mfasetup.
  2. Sign in with your username@umsystem.edu and password.
  3. Approve the login authentication via phone or the MFA app.
  4. Select the Change button next to the method you want to update.



  5. Update the information in the fields provided.
  6. Click Next.



  7. MFA will have you verify the updated method by sending you the six-digit verification code.
  8. Enter the six-digit verification code.
  9. Click Next.



  10. Once you have verified your verification method, you will get a success window.
  11. Click Done.