From your mobile phone

  • Download Microsoft Authenticator app
  • Configure the Microsoft Authenticator App. Select Add account or “+
  • Select Work or school account
  • Select Scan QR Code
  • Allow the app to use your phone’s camera. The QR code will be scanned after.

From your computer

  • Log in with your email address and password
  • Click on next
  • In additional Security Verification, choose Mobile app from the drop list as the security method you would like to use and select Use verification code. Click Set up.
  • Scan the QR code with your phone. Then click on next.
  • Enter the six-digit code displayed on your mobile phone and click on verify
  • Additional security verification in case you lose access to the mobile app. Select country from the drop list and type your phone number. Click next.
  • Save the Authenticator App password in a notepad. Click on Finished or Done

Next time you log into your Microsoft account, you will be asked for the verification code on your phone. 

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