Registering for MFA

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Prior to MFA being enabled for everyone, users are able to set up their personal MFA settings in advance. Below are the steps to pre-register your account.
  1. Go to the Office 365 My Account page
  2. Enter your “VWU Email Address” if you are not already logged in. If logged in, skip to step 6.
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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)
  4. Click ‘Next’
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  6. Type in your VWU Password
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  8. Click ‘Sign in’
  9. Click ‘Security info’ (on Left) or ‘UPDATE INFO’ under the Security info box
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  11. Click ‘Add sign-in method’
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  13. 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
  1. Select ‘Authenticator app’ from the list
  2. 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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  4. In the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device select “Add Account”
  5. Select ‘Work or School Account’
    1. Select Scan a QR Code
  6. Click “Next” in your browser to continue
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  8. Scan the displayed QR code with your mobile device click ‘Next’
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  10. A test of the Microsoft Authenticator App will begin
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  12. On your mobile device click ‘Approve’
  13. Once approved click ‘Next’
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  15. Click ‘Done’
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Phone
  1. Select ‘Phone’ from list
  2. Click ‘Add’
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  4. Enter your phone number
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  6. Click ‘Next’
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  8. Enter the code received
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  10. Click ‘Next’
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  12. Click ‘Done’
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