How to set up MFA for Microsoft 365 with Microsoft Authenticator

1. Install the Microsoft Authenticator app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

2. Open the app, and click through the menus until you’re presented with the option to sign in with Microsoft, add a work or school account, scan a QR code, or restore from a backup.

3. Click “Add work or school account”:

4. Click “Sign in”

5. Enter your details in the following menus

If you’ve previously set up Microsoft Authenticator, you may be prompted to use Microsoft Authenticator to sign-in.

If not, skip to step 6.

5a. If this happens, press “I can’t use my Microsoft Authenticator app right now”:

6. Click “Text [your number]” and enter the text that you should receive immediately in the following menu:

Once you’ve done this you should be finished.

If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us here or by calling 01282 506 616.

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John Burton

IT Technician

About John

John joined our team in March 2024, bringing with him six years experience of working in the manufacturing industry as an IT Technician.

John has a natural aptitude for technology and enjoys helping people by making their work easier and more efficient through technical support and expertise.

As an IT Technician, John plays a vital role in resolving IT-related issues for our clients. Whether it’s troubleshooting device problems, providing technical support, or assisting with projects and installations.

Outside of work, John enjoys going to the Gym, playing his Xbox, cooking, cycling and walking. He’s also known to enjoy the odd alcoholic beverage, especially whilst on holiday!