Mult-Factor Authentication (MFA) provides an additional layer of security to your user account. Once enabled, you will sign in with your password and then a code or notification will be sent to your phone for verification.

To get started you must setup your preferred verification method. You may choose from any of the following:

  • Notification through mobile app (Recommended)
  • Verification code through mobile app
  • Text message
  • Phone Call

Follow the steps below to configure MFA on your account.

  1. Sign in to your Shorter University Office 365 using a web browser

  2. From the App Launcher, select All Apps and choose MFA Setup


  3. You will then be prompted to provide more information. Click Next

  4. Choose how you would prefer to be contacted. The Office of Information Technology recommends the "Mobile app" notifications.

  5. Mobile App Setup

    1. Get the Microsoft Authenticator App for your device (
    2. Select how you want to use the Mobile App

    3. Configure the Mobile App on your device

    4. Once configured you may setup additional verification options and/or change your preferred option