MFA setup for users in Office 365

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Before MFA is turned on for your account and enforced, you need to have completed the setup procedure. It’ll only take a few minutes and well worth it for peace of mind.

This is no more difficult than you may have already completed for other accounts and/or services such as your bank’s online service, facebook or many more.

The steps required to enforce MFA on your account are as follows.

  1. Setup MFA and your authentication methods on your account
  2. Request MFA to be turned on for your account
  3. Use MFA.

You still need to have a decent password so don’t be complacent. Defence in depth is good.

Open your favourite browser and login to the Office 365 portal. Then open a new tab in the same browser and go to the following URL : https://aka.ms/MFASetup

Here are two videos that will show you the procedure. This first one, is from Microsoft and is a few years old so the Office 365 look and feel is out of date but the explanation is very comprehensive.

Channel 9 MFA

Here is a video where Fred BLOGGS runs through the setup on his account using the mobile app.

It’s important to remember that you don’t respond “yes” every time the app asks you to, only when you know that you, and only you, are trying to login or use a program that is using your account.

If it pops up while you’re in the pub then chances are it’s some slimy toe rag trying to get into your account for mischief.

Office 365 User accounts

It is imperative that your users have secure accounts.

Our recommendation is that MFA should be immediately enabled for all user accounts. Please raise a ticket to request this on your tenancy as soon as you are ready.

MFA = Multiple factor authentication.

This is adding another method of proving who you are when logging on. The preferred method is the authenticator app on your mobile phone as it’s quick, easy and simple and nobody else can log into your account unless they know your username, password AND have you mobile phone.

Please email your account manager at Lorica to arrange a phone meeting if you would like to discuss.

Office 365 MFA Overview