Setting Up Multi-Factor Authentication in Office 365

Office 365 now supports multi-factor authentication “out of the box”.  You can enable users to require additional authentication mechanisms, including a phone call, a text message and an option to support a mobile app. The mobile app is available for Windows, iOS and Android devices, and works similarly to an RSA token in that a 6-digit number is generated every 10-15 seconds.

Once enabled, you can either input additional security information as an administrator or have the user set up their own contact methods.  If this is not done by the administrator, the user will be required to do upon their next login.  Multiple authentication mechanisms are required, in the event that the primary choice is inaccessible/lost.

A couple of additional items to note:

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