Registering for MFA

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When setting up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), we strongly recommend that you set up more than one method to help avoid the possibility of you being locked out in the future.

Setting up MFA for the the first time

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Students can log in with their VWU Email Address or their 7-digit student ID + @vwu.edu (e.g 1234567@vwu.edu)
  • Enter your “VWU Email Address” and Click “Next”
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  • Type in your VWU Password and Click ‘Sign in’
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  • Click ‘Security info’ (on the Left) or ‘UPDATE INFO’ under the Security info box
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  • Click ‘Add sign-in method’
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  • Select a method from the list to configure
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    The recommended method is to choose “Authenticator app”. The enrollment has a few more steps, however, it will save you time in the future when logging in.
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Steps for each method

Authenticator app
  • Select ‘Authenticator app’ from the list
  • 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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  • In the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device select “Add Account”
  • Select ‘Work or School Account’
    1. Select Scan a QR Code
  • Click “Next” in your browser to continue
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  • Scan the displayed QR code with your mobile device click ‘Next’
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  • A test of the Microsoft Authenticator App will begin
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  • On your mobile device click ‘Approve’
  • Once approved click ‘Next’
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  • Click ‘Done’
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Remember to set up a second method for MFA. A Security Key is a great alternative method in situations where you left your cell phone at home or if your cell phone is lost or damaged.