Multi-Factor authentication in Office 365

  • Synopsis

    This guide explains how to enable or disable Multi-Factor Authentication in Office 365
  • Applicable to

    All Office 365 accounts
  • Prerequisite

     

     You must have an Office 365 account

     

  • How to

     

    Multi-Factor Authentication, or 2-step verification, adds a second layer of protection to your Office 365 account. After you have signed in with your username and password, you will receive a verification code. Only after entering the code will you have access to your account.

     

    This feature greatly reduces the risk of unwanted access to your data.

     

    Multi-Factor Authentication is not enabled by default, but can be turned on or off at any time by an Office 365 Global Administrator.

     

    How to enable Multi-Factor Authentication

     

    1. Log in to the Office 365 Portal as a Global Administrator

     

    2. In the Admin center, go to Users > Active users, select the ‘more’ drop-down menu and choose Setup Azure multi-factor auth.

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    3. Select the user or users for whom you want to enable MFA

     

    4. On the right side, under quick steps, select Enable

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    5. Click enable multi-factor auth

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    Multi-Factor Authentication is now enabled for the user(s).

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    How to disable Multi-Factor Authentication

     

    1. Repeat steps 1, 2 & 3 above

     

    2. On the right side, under quick steps, select Disable

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    3. Click yes in the disable multi-factor auth dialog box

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    Multi-Factor Authentication is now disabled for the user(s).

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    If you have any question, please browse our other FAQs, or contact us directly.

     

  • Keywords

    Multi-Factor Authentication, 2-step verification, 2-factor Authentication, two-factor, Office 365, MFA, security, Azure, Dynamics 365, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, OneDrive
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