Drexel Multi-Factor Authentication
To provide a higher level of security for the accounts holding our personal information, Drexel uses multi-factor authentication (MFA). The first factor is something you know: your account password. The second factor is something you have: a phone or phone number that's associated with you. This is the approach required by many financial institutions.
With MFA for Office 365, you can use an app notification on your smart phone, a phone call, or text message, after correctly entering your Drexel password.
Microsoft Office 365 email requires Outlook 2016 for authentication. If you have a Drexel-owned PC you can install it by going to Software Center. If you have a Drexel-owned Mac, see the detailed instructions below. For a personally owned PC or Mac, install the latest Office version (for free) by going to https://portal.office.com and sign in with your Drexel account.
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How to Set Up MFA
What is the Microsoft Authenticator App?
The Microsoft Authenticator App provides a secure and easy method for verifying sign-ins that require two-step verification. When a sign-in attempt uses the app, a notification with the verification code appears on the device.
General Set Up Guide
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