When it comes to your email, contacts, calendar and more you want most to keep this secure. Passwords can work but coming up with a strong one is hard and harder to remember. However the harder the password in theory it’s hard to guess and crack, now we are introducing an easier way to remain secure.
Provides a second option to authenticate your account, log-in and get a text for example to authenticate your log-in. Once you confirm then you can access your account, without the second step your account could not be accessed even with another user having your password.
Log-in with Office 365 Multi Factor Authentication enabled and you see options just like above. Adding this option is quick and seamless within your Office 365 admin panel shown below.
Once Office 365 Multi Factor Authentication is enabled, yourself and users see the options available on their next log-in. Prompting to setup Office 365 Multi Factor Authentication best suited for them, whether it’s a phone call, text or other apps to authenticate their login preference.
Our goal is always to provide you with a secure log-in method, while there are multiple ways to keep a password strong and safe, it’s not always easy. With the introduction of Multi-Factor Authentication within Office 365, we feel this will help to add strong security in a familiar way to verify your own access.
Here are a few options for using the second step of your authentication:
- Call my mobile phone – log-in and a call is made to your phone, press the # key when prompted to authenticate.
- Text code to my mobile phone – log-in and receive a text code to your phone, enter on your device at the Office 365 log-in screen.
- Call my office phone – same as ‘mobile phone’, allows you to enter a second number as your office phone
- Notify me through app – SmartPhone apps are available for Windows Phone, iPhone and Android devices, simply confirm the prompt within app.
- Show one-time code in app – Instead of receiving a notification, you will see a six-digit code from the app to enter in the Office 365 portal log-in.
Now you can be rest assured your account is secure with Office 365 Multi Factor Authentication, any log-in attempts will require the second step of authentication. Only authenticate when you are logging in, if another person was attempting with your password you will see a notification.