Multi-Factor Authentication adds another layer of security verification to your technology. It achieves this by taking extra steps to ensure you are who you say you are when you sign in. This extra verification is done through a combination of your user name, your password, and a mobile device or phone.
Get Multi-Factor Authentication set up
You will have to take a few extra steps to make sure you are who you say you are when you sign in. This extra verification, also known as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), is done through a combination of your user name, your password, and a mobile device or phone.
MFA is more secure than just a password because it relies on two forms of authentication:
Something you know – your password
Something you have with you – your phone or device that you commonly have with you
MFA can help to stop malicious hackers from pretending to be you, because even if they have your password, odds are that they don't have your device as well. The easiest way (but not the only way) to use MFA is to install the Microsoft Authenticator App on your phone. You can get this from the Google and Apple stores.
If you wish to use the Microsoft Authenticator app please install it now and then continue to set up MFA by clicking the 'Register for MFA' button below.
Please also watch the short video that explains MFA directly from Microsoft and talks you through the enrolment process.