Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for Android

This MFA page covers how to setup and use the App on Android. Learn how to install and use the application following the steps below.

Prepare your Account for MFA in Microsoft 365

MFA Setup
Android MFA Set-up using the Microsoft link

To get started, visit this link on your desktop and follow the steps below. This link will open a new tab in your browser.

https://aka.ms/MFASetup​​​​​​​

Note:
When you arrive into Microsoft 365 from the link above, some users may already have security settings already configured and not be prompted for More information, but rather see a screen resembling Figure 1 below.

If so, select Notify me through the app in the dropdown menu. V​​​​​erify the Authentication phone number is accurate for your MFA device.
Then [checkbox] Authenticator app or Token and click the blue [ Set up authenticator app ] button to proceed to Step2.


Click [ Next ]

Figure 1
Additional security verification
settings already configured.

Step 1​​​​​

Choose ” Mobile app ” from under How we should contact you?

and select ​​​​​​​” Receive notifications for verification

Then click ” Set up

Figure 2. screenshot of additional security verification settings console Step 1

Step 2​​​​​
You should now see this ” Configure mobile app ” window on your computer screen.
Figure 3. You should now see this Configure mobile app on your computer screen.
Next on your Android phone,
go to the Google Play Store
Search for and install the
Microsoft Authenticator appInstall Authenticator

Step 3
Confirm you are installing
” Microsoft Authenticator app ” then proceed:• Open the Authenticator app
​​​​​​​(on your phone)• Once installed, open the app and you will be brought to the privacy agreement Touch ” I agreeTap [ I agree ]
• Next, ‘ Touch ‘ [ Scan a QR code ]
Next Touch [ Scan a QR code ]Some users have also reported that phones with lock-screen security enabled may encounter a prompt to enter your phone pattern, PIN, password or use your fingerprint in order to permit local device authorization before configuring the Authenticator app itself.

Step 4

Open the Authenticator app
​​​​​​​(on your phone)

Select the vertical ellipsis in the top right corner.
Select ” Add Account +

Select the vertical ellipsis in the top right corner. Select Add Account +

Select ” Work or school account

Select Work or school account

Step 5
A window will pop-up; Choose
Scan a QR code Note :
​​​​​​​Your phone will prompt you to allow authenticator app to use your camera.
Select  Allow
Scan a QR code

Step 6
Point the camera at the [ QR code ]
​​​​​​​on your computer screen
(as shown in Step 2 above).The app should auto detect and enroll your account. Note :
You may see a pop-up
Unable to add the account

Slide/Enable Show notifications in Phone App Preferences.

You may have to set this in Phone App Settings : Show notifications
You may have to set this in Phone App Settings

Scan a QR code

Step 7
Your phone screen should now show” Activating Please wait… “Shortly after you should see your
​​​​​​​new Profile in the app as shown >

You may have to set this in Phone App Settings : Show notifications

Step 8Your Computer screen should
show what is picturedClick ” Next

Click [ Next ]
Click [ Next ]

Step 9
Go to your phone and ‘Tap’ the pop-up
​​​​​​​” APPROVE “
Tap APPROVE

The computer screen will show the
Additional security verification window.

Additional security verification window

Step 10
On your computer screenSelect country as ” United States (+1) “enter your cellphone number

then click “ Done

complete this screen and click [ Done ]
complete this screen and click [ Done ]

Completion
MFA setup is complete on your device. Click ” Cancel ” and close the browser tab.
The Save button is greyed out by design in Figure 4. Just click “Cancel“.

You have completed setup.

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Need Help ?​​​​​

Call the HelpDesk now at 610-499-1047 Option # 3 to have an expert help you with MFA for your account.

Modifications to your MFA preferences
​​​​​​​can be made at the following link :

https://aka.ms/MFASetup


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Test MFA with User Once EnforcedInstructions for HowTo Test MFA on the Widener Network before it is enforced can be found by widener users at the following links:


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60day Option

Once you have completed all steps above, on your next Microsoft 365 logon you will see this APPROVE Sign in Request on your computer screen. Anytime you are connected to the Widener network, you will NOT be prompted for MFA authentication.You have the option to check the box: “ Don’t ask again for 60 days ” It is recommended to check the box if it is your University asset or personal device.

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Please visit the MFA FAQ’s for more information. If at any time you experience any issues with setting up or logging in using MFA, please submit a quickticket.widener.edu or call the HelpDesk at 610-499-1047 for further assistance.

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