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    New Student MFA Registration Guide.

    This will guide you on completing your initial account setup.

    MFA (Multifaction Authenticator)

    To provide an additional level of security for sign-ins, you must use multi-factor authentication (MFA), which uses both a password, which should be strong, and an additional verification method based on:

    • Something you have with you that is not easily duplicated, such as a smartphone.

    Tip* I recommend setting up the MFA using the Microsoft Authenticator app but, it will require you to download and install a mobile application on your smartphone.


    Please follow the steps below to get started.

    Setting up your secondary email is important to assist you to regain access if your device or password get stolen or compromised

    Setting up your secondary email.

    Step 1

    Once you have received your email address and temporary password that was emailed once registered.

    Navigate to Office 365

    Step 2

    Type in your Pacific College email address (in the email you received), and click the "Next" button

    Step 3

    Type the temporary password you were provided then click the "Sign in" button

    Step 4

    Next, you'll create a new password. Once done, click the "Sign in" button. Please note: your password must be at least 8 characters

    Step 5

    At this point, you’ll be prompted for additional information, click on the "Next" button.

    • The following window Keep your account secure will ask you to enter the second factor of authentication. It's recommended to set up MFA but it is not required. Follow the rest of this article for instructions on setting up MFA.
      • In this example, we will be using the secondary email method.

    Step 6

    Click on "I want to set up a different method" located in the bottom left of the window.

    Step 7

    Select Email from the dropdown and click Confirm.

    Step 8

    Enter your personal email address and click Next.

    • A code will be sent to the email entered on the previous step for verification. (example of the email that will be sent, below.)

    Step 9

    Copy the verification code and paste it in the blank area and then click Next.

    Step 10

    You will receive a notification once the email has been registered, then click Done.

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    Setting MFA using the Phone number


    Step 1

    The next time you sign in, you'll be prompted to provide more information. Click Next


    Step 2

    On the next window, select "I want to set up a different method", select Phone from the list then press Confirm



    Step 3

    Choose your country code and enter your phone number. Select either Text me a code or Call me.

    Step 4

    Enter the 6 digit code that was sent via Text Message or Phone call and click Next.



    Step 5

    This completes your MFA setup using your PhoneClick Next.



    Step 6

    The next time you sign it will show the below screen, make sure to click the box "Don't ask again for 15 days". So you will not have to provide another code till 15 days from your first sign-in with MFA.

    Setting MFA using the Authenticator app

    Step 1

    The next time you sign in, you'll be prompted to provide more information. Click Next


    Step 2

    1. If you're using the Microsoft Authenticator click Next.
    2. If you're using another authenticator app select I want to use a different authenticator app.


    Step 3

    In this example, we will use the Microsoft Authenticator app.



    Step 4

    1. Download the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device. It can be downloaded on either an iOS device via the App Store or an Android device via the Play Store
    2. Once downloaded open the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device then choose to add an account, and then select "Work or School Account" then choose "Scan QR code"
    On the Microsoft Authenticator app;


    Step 5

    Once asked, scan the QR code provided and select Next.





    Step 6

    At this point, a notification will be sent to your phone to accept the sign-in request, select Approve



    Step 7

    The Microsoft Authenticator has been successfully added to your account.



    Step 8

    The next time you sign it will show the below screen, make sure to click the box "Don't ask again for 15 days". So you will not have to provide another code till 15 days from your first sign-in with MFA.


    Once you have configured your Multifactor Authentication,

    When login into any new device or browser it will prompt you to input the 6 digit code (if you chose to set up the phone method or a different Authenticator app) or by approving the notification from the Microsoft Authenticator app.


    To Bypass the MFA

    If you're using your personal computer or your provided work computer, check the box that says "Don't ask again for 15 days" when signing in, to avoid the need MFA request for 15 days.



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