Set up 2FA using the Microsoft Authenticator application

Overview

Why does Langara require 2FA? 

Langara takes cybersecurity seriously. Two-factor authentication is a very effective way to protect your account, even if your password is lost or stolen. This security feature helps keep all Langara students, employees, and IT systems safe. 

How does it work?  

Two-factor authentication helps keep your information safe. The 2FA process asks you to confirm your log in using your mobile phone. By combining something you know (your password) with something you have (your phone), 2FA ensures that it’s really you logging in.

This article will guide you through the steps to install Microsoft Authenticator Application on your mobile phone and set it up to 2FA to Langara services. 

Preparation Checklist

  • A Smartphone with Internet access
  • Access to a desktop computer/laptop with Internet access

TIP - If you set up the Microsoft Authenticator app as your SSPR (Self Service Password Reset) method when you activated your account, then you are good to go! You don't need to do anything and you are ready for 2FA.

Solution - You Have A 2nd Device (Laptop, Tablet, PC)
Solution - You Only Have A Mobile Phone

Details

Article ID: 1789
Created
Mon 8/23/21 11:10 AM
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Thu 8/31/23 2:59 PM
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