Multi-Factor Authentication (2FA) (Coming Soon to all LCS Employees!)

  • Sign in to Office 365 with 2-step verification

    Before you can sign in to Office 365 with 2-step verification, your admin needs to enable it for your organization, and then you need to set up your verification methods. Once that's done, you're ready to sign in!

    1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account, and password.

    2. After you enter your password, you'll be sent a code to your phone (or to whatever device/app you specified when you set up 2-step verification).

    3. When you receive the 6-digit code, enter it in the box and then choose Sign in.

      Tired of typing in 6-digit codes? Use the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone for 1-click verification!

    Set up 2-step verification for Office 365

    Once your admin enables your organization with 2-step verification (also called multi-factor authentication), you have to set up your account to use it.

    By setting up 2-step verification, you add an extra layer of security to your Office 365 account. You sign in with your password (step 1) and a code sent to your phone (step 2).

    1. Check whether your Office 365 admin has turned on multi-factor authentication for your account. If they haven't, when you try to do these steps you won't see the options in Office 365.

    2. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account with your password like you normally do. After you choose Sign in, you'll see this page:

      First Sign in screen
    3. Choose Set it up now.

    4. Select your authentication method and then follow the prompts on the page. Or, watch the video to learn more.

      Choose your authentication method and then follow the prompts on the screen.

    5. After you verify your alternate contact method, choose Next.

    6. You'll get an app password that you can use with Outlook, Apple Mail, etc. Choose the copy icon to copy the password to your clipboard. You won't need to memorize this password.

      Image of the copy icon to copy the app password to your clipboard.

    7. Once you complete the instructions to specify how you want to receive your verification code, the next time you sign in to Office 365, you'll be prompted to enter the code that is sent to you by text message, phone call, etc.

      To have a new code sent to you, press F5.

      When you sign in with 2-step verification, you'll be prompted for a code.

    We strongly recommend setting up more than one verification method. For example, if you travel a lot, consider setting up Microsoft Authenticator for your verification method. It's the easiest verification method to use, and a way to avoid text or call charges.

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2FA Contact

Last Modified on January 6, 2020