1). Access via your browser one of the MFA enabled applications:
On January 4th, 2021 the MFA applications were expanded to include Office 365 and Canvas for all users. You may pick any of these from which to begin your MFA setup.
- http://mail.findlay.edu Office 365
- https://canvas.findlay.edu Canvas
- https://findlay.zoom.us Zoom
- https://workday.findlay.edu Workday
For our setup example, we will use Office 365
2). Navigate to http://mail.findlay.edu in your browser
3). Log in with your UFnet username and password
4). After successfully entering your password, the application will prompt you that it requires additional authentication and requires setup for security verification. This is where your second factor for authentication is configured for MFA
5). The dropdown is where you choose your additional factor. It is pre-filled with Mobile App which is the easiest and preferred method to authenticate for MFA. You may also choose:
- phone call (i.e. desk phone, or any phone)
- text messaging with a 6-digit verification code
Mobile App is the University of Findlay recommended additional factor to use for MFA.
6). Complete steps 1 thru 3 on this page. You can download the Microsoft Authenticator application on a smart phone.
- Step 1
- Step 2
- Open the Microsoft Authenticator App
- Select the three (3) dots in the upper right corner
- Select + Add account
- Select Work or school account
- Select Scan a QR code
- Here is a 30-second video demonstrating this portion of the process from a smartphone:
- Step 3
- Scan the QR code on your computer screen. This will activate your account for MFA. If you have difficulty scanning the QR code, you can enter the code and URL displayed on your monitor manually into the mobile app by clicking on ENTER CODE MANUALLY.
7). After completing steps 1 thru 3 above and receiving the successful activation, you may now attempt to complete the authentication with the Microsoft Authenticator app
- Click on Authenticate me now
- The Microsoft Authenticator app will display the following message:
8). Select Approve. You will now be taken to the application you selected for login and authentication. In our setup example that application is Office 365, shown here:
9). In the future, when you next attempt to log into Office 365, Canvas, Zoom or Workday, you will be prompted for required additional authentication after entering your UFnet username and password.
10). Select the Send notification to my mobile app option.
This will cause the Approve sign-in? notification to appear on your phone.
11). You can just click Approve and the app will then log you in.
You will now be taken to the application you selected for login and authentication.