Two factor protection for your account
MMFA Quick Guide
Get fast answers to Microsoft's Multi-factor Authentication, including how to setup your preferences. *Note: the app will perform the best while working off-campus.
Ways to Authenticate:
The app authentication takes a couple of steps to setup. BUT, once it's done, authentication will be a simple button click on your phone.
IM&T recommends this option. This will make authentication simple and easy!
The call authentication requires a phone number to set up - simple, right? Every time you need to authenticate your identity, you will be required to wait for Microsoft's call to your phone.
The text/sms authentication also requires a phone number to set up. BUT, every time you need to authenticate your identity, you will be required to wait for Microsoft's code. Text/SMS messaging is not guaranteed and delivery time of the message depends on your wireless carrier and cell phone coverage. This option is not recommended due to the wait time concerns. IM&T only recommends the Text/SMS Authentication when there is no access to a smart phone and the Authenticator Applications.
Visit our Traveling Abroad page to ensure your MMFA settings won't interfere with your ability to access UNC accounts.
If you get a multi-factor prompt from the application, but you are not trying to login, click the Deny button and report the attempt to firstname.lastname@example.org. It means that someone has your logon credentials.