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MFA for Office 365

What's MFA?

MFA stands for Multi-Factor Authentication. The University uses it for all Microsoft online services (Teams, email, SharePoint, Office 365, and so on).

This means that when you use one of these services, as well as being asked for your username and password you will sometimes also be asked to validate your login in some other way.
There are several ways to do this. For example, you can use an authenticator app on your smartphone or other device, or you can validate using a text message, or by means of a phone call to a phone number which you provide.

The usual way is to use authentication software which will generate a 6 figure number for you on demand, which you then supply to Microsoft when it asks for it.

To find out more

The University’s MFA site tells you all about it, including how to use the various validation methods, and which ones might be right for you.

MFA authenticators on DICE

The easiest authenticator on DICE machines is probably the extension for web browsers. This gives you a button on your browser which, when clicked, pops up the 6 figure code ready for you to copy.

Our colleagues in Information Services have provided instructions for using as a sign-in method. If you get stuck with the brief instructions, try the full instructions. They show you what to do at every step of the process.

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