First Time Login with MFA

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If you have not previously registered for MFA you will be prompted to register the first time you sign in. Additional methods can be registered or changed after your initial registration by going to https://mysignins.microsoft.com/security-info
  1. Go to the VWU homepage (https://www.vwu.edu)
  2. Click on the ‘myBEACON’ link at the top right of the page
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  4. Click on the “Office365link
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  6. Type in your VWU Username or VWU Email Address
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  8. Click ‘Next’
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  10. Type in your VWU Password and then click the “Sign in” button
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  12. When prompted for more information click ‘Next’
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  1. From here you will begin selecting your default method for Multi Factor Authentication. Other methods can be added at a later time by going to https://mysignins.microsoft.com/security-info
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The Malbon Center for Technology recommends using the Microsoft Authenticator App as your default method for Authentication. The authenticator app allows for one click verifications during the login process.
Click ‘Next’ to use the Microsoft Authenticator App
  1. Install the Microsoft Authenticator app which can be found in any App Store (Google Play, Apple App Store). Once downloaded select ‘Next’ on your screen.
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  3. In the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device select ‘Add an Account’
    1. Select Scan a QR Code
  4. Click ‘Next’ in your browser to continue
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  6. Scan the displayed QR Code with your mobile device and click ‘Next’
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  8. A test of the Microsoft Authenticator App will begin
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  10. On your mobile device click ‘Approve’
  11. Once approved click ‘Next’
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  13. Click ‘Done’
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The option to use a phone can be found under the different methods menu. Using a phone as a method for authentication requires a code to be sent via text message then entered manually during the login process.
Click ‘I want to setup a different method’ to choose “Phone” option
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  1. Select ‘Phone’ from the list. You can add multiple phone numbers after registration.
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  3. Click ‘Confirm’
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  5. Enter the number you wish to be contacted at
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  7. Click ‘Next’
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  9. Enter the code received
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  11. Click ‘Next’
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  13. Click ‘Done’
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If you are familiar with MFA already and have an authenticator app that is not the Microsoft Authenticator App and would prefer to use it instead select the ‘I want to use a different authenticator app’.
If you already have an Authenticator App for other services click ‘I want to use a different authenticator app
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  1. Open your Authenticator App
  2. Click Add Account
  3. Click Scan QR Code
  4. Verify Authentication Method