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LETU Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an additional security step that helps protect your LETU account by making it harder for other people to break in. If you're reading this article, you likely either decided to opt-in to LETU MFA for added security or are being asked to as a method for securing a compromised LETU account. Once MFA has been activated on your LETU account you cannot sign in until you have completed the auto-enrollment process.

Video Setup Guide

Follow the guide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqrj_x_Oves

Alternative Text/Screenshot Guide

Info

You may setup LETU MFA by visiting https://aka.ms/MFASetup - MFA will not be enforced until you have been added to the LETU MFA Pilot group - contact support@letu.edu for more details.

Set up your account

When LETU configures your account to start using two-step verification, you'll see the screen below:

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To get started, select Set it up now.

Follow the steps below to complete configuring your account with MFA.

Setting Up Your Authentication Methods

  1. Sign in to https://myapps.microsoft.com using your LETU email address and password.
  2. Click on your picture/account name in the top right, then select "profile" from the drop down.
  3. Select "Edit Security Info" under the Manage Account section.

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  4. The next page that loads will show you all of your current active security methods.  If you haven't configured MFA yet then you'll need to click "Add Security Info."  

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  5. The next window that should have popped up will give you the option to select the security measure you'd like to add.  In this case select "Authenticator app" and follow the on screen prompts.                                                                                                                                           (For more information on what each type of "security info" means, see the section below "Decide how you want to verify your sign-ins")
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  6. Once the app is set up, it is recommended to repeat step 4 (above) and select "Alternate Phone".  This is to set up an alternative means of approval in case you lose your primary device.  (You'll need to have access to any phone you set up as an alternate).  The following prompt will display and you'll need to fill it out and enter your phone number in place of "903-233-your office phone extension".  Be sure to select "Call Me".

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  7. Clicking "Next" will trigger an automated call to your desk phone where you'll need to confirm the authentication by pressing "#" when prompted.

Decide how you want to verify your sign-ins

The first question in the enrollment process is how you want us to contact you. Take a look at the options in the table, and use the links to go to the setup steps for each method.

LETU strongly recommends the use of the Mobile app as the primary MFA method for all users with a mobile or phone text as a backup.

Contact methodDescription
Mobile app

Receive notifications for verification. This option pushes a notification to the Microsoft authenticator app on your smartphone or tablet. View the notification and, if it is legitimate, select Authenticate in the app. Your work or school may require that you enter a PIN before you authenticate.
Use verification code. In this mode, the authenticator app generates a verification code that updates every 30 seconds. Enter the most current verification code in the sign-in interface.
To use this option you'll need to first install the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone. Download links for this app are below:

Mobile phone call or textPhone call places an automated voice call to the phone number you provide. Answer the call and press # in the phone keypad to authenticate.
Text message ends a text message containing a verification code. Following the prompt in the text, either reply to the text message or enter the verification code provided into the sign-in interface.
Office Phone CallThis method is not currently available for LETU MFA and should not be chosen.


Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/multi-factor-authentication/end-user/multi-factor-authentication-end-user-first-time#use-a-mobile-app-as-the-contact-method