1. Home
  2. Passwords
  3. How to Setup Microsoft Authenticator App for Multi-Factor Authentication – MFA
  1. Home
  2. Software
  3. How to Setup Microsoft Authenticator App for Multi-Factor Authentication – MFA

How to Setup Microsoft Authenticator App for Multi-Factor Authentication – MFA

You may be greeted by the below screen when you log into a system using your WCSU credentials.  This means MFA has been turned on for your account.  Before you press next, go ahead and get your mobile device ready.  Once your mobile device is ready, click Next.

Click Next again:

This will leave you at this screen with a QR code on your computer:

Pull out your IOS or Android device and navigate to the link below from your mobile device to download and install the Microsoft Authenticator app to your mobile device:  https://aka.ms/getMicrosoftAuthenticator

After you install the Microsoft Authenticator on your Mobile Device, Open it:

Tap I Agree:

Tap Scan a QR code:

If prompted at anytime on your mobile device to allow notifications, choose Allow Notifications.

If prompted to allow Access to the Camera, Tap OK:

Now aim your phone at the QR code that is on your computer and you will see your account get added to the authenticator:

Go back to your computer and click “Next”.

NOTE:  DO NOT USE THE BELOW QR CODE.  USE THE QR CODE YOU GENERATED ON YOUR COMPUTER USING THE ABOVE STEPS.

You will get a Let’s try it out message:

Go to your phone and Tap Approve:

You will see the notification was approved back on your computer.  Click next:

You are all set.

If you need assistance, please contact the IT+I service desk at 203-837-8467 or requestit@wcsu.edu.

Updated on October 6, 2021

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles