Set up 2FA using the Microsoft Authenticator application


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. 

For a faster and more secure experience Langara highly recommends using the Microsoft Authenticator app for 2FA authentication

TIP - If you are installing the Microsoft Authenticator app onto your phone please note that it is Free. When searching for it in the app store for your phone you may get multiple results. The top result is often not the genuine Microsoft Authenticator and one way you can tell if that's the case is if it costs money. 

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
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