Set up Microsoft Authenticator App for MFA

1. Download the Microsoft Authenticator app from Apple/Google app store (ensure its the correct one – the app is free and will never ask you to pay – links can be found at the end of this article):

2. Open Microsoft Authenticator and click the ‘+’ to add a new account.

3. Choose ‘Work or school account’ from the list of options:

4. Choose ‘Scan QR code’:

5. Scan the QR code displayed on your computer/laptop screen and press ‘Next’:


6. After scanning the code, you will be prompted to approve the sign in on the app. Select Approve.

You will see a confirmation message on your computer/laptop that the sign in has been approved. Click  Next.

7. The Microsoft Authenticator will now be setup and ready for you to retrieve ‘One-time password codes’ that expire every 30 seconds:

Google Play link:

Apple Store link:


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