Register for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) with text message
This guide is aimed at
- Staff, Associate staff, Honorary
Before you start
- You should only complete these instructions if you have received an email from the project group inviting you to register for MFA.
You will need your phone.
Go to https://aka.ms/MFASetup
If you are not already signed in, log in with your UCL credentials
- Select Next to proceed with registering for MFA or select Skip for now if you would like to defer registering for a later date. You will have a 14-day grace period from the day you receive the notification to register for MFA. Alumni and Honorary must register on their first login, the 14 day grace period does not apply.
Fig.1 – More information required
Select I want to set up a different method to set up phone call as second factor authentication
Fig.2 – I want to set up a different method
Select Phone from the drop-down menu
Fig.3 – Choose a different method
Select Confirm to set choice
Fig.4 – Confirm Phone choice
Enter the phone number you would like to use, select Text me a code as your authentication method and click Next
Fig.5 – Enter phone number and Text me a code selected
Microsoft MFA will send an authentication text code to the telephone number you have provided. Please check your mobile phone for the authentication text code. Enter the text code received into the textbox provided and select Next to proceed
Fig.6 – Enter code sent via text
You have successfully registered your phone number for authenticating using text message, select Next to finish the registration process
Congratulations, you have successfully set up MFA with text message