Microsoft 365 two-factor verification

By | October 3, 2020

Two-factor verification is more secure than just a password because it relies on two forms of authentication:

  • Something you know, like your password.
  • Something you have, like a phone or other device that you carry.

The recommended options are:

  • Verification code from Microsoft Authenticator app: You’ll use your app to get a verification code you’ll type into the prompt from your account.
  • Text code to my authentication phone: You’ll get a verification code as part of a text message on your mobile device. You must enter this code into the verification prompt for your account.
  • Call my office phone: You’ll get a phone call on your office phone, asking you to verify your information.

To set up, add, or update your verification options click here:


  • Go to:
  • Log in if prompted, then choose +Add method
  • Select the United States & Enter your cellphone number without a 1.
  • Enter the verification text you receive on your cell phone, into the web page.

Authenticator App:

     In your desktop browser

     On your cell phone:

  • Download the app: Microsoft Authenticator
  • When prompted allow notifications and access to your camera
  • Take a photo of the QR code shown on your desktop browser

In your browser

  •  Click next from the QR Code

On your cell phone:

  • Choose Allow