Enroll in Azure Multi-Factor Authentication


Follow the steps below to help set up your Microsoft Authenticator app. OIT recommends the Microsoft Authenticator app for MFA and it allows you to take advantage of Passwordless Sign In.  Google Workspace, The Nest, Canvas, Banner 9 Admin, VPN, and Banner Document Management now use Azure, which will require this application. 

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) supports many types of authentication. SJU recommends and supports:

  • Microsoft Authenticator mobile app. Using the links below, the app can be downloaded from the AppStore and Google Play.
  • SMS/Text Messaging: Instructions for setting up text messaging as your verification method can be found here.

Steps for configuring the Microsoft Authenticator App

1) Install the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smart phone

2) Once you have installed the app on your phone, on your computer, go to:  https://aka.ms/mfasetup.

  • You will be presented with a Microsoft sign in screen (example below):
  • Sign in with your SJU email address (including @sju.edu) and password.  

3) Enroll your device with the Microsoft Authenticator App

  • Click "Set up Authenticator app" and follow the prompts to install the app for your device.
  • Under "what's your preferred option?" click the drop-down menu and select "Notify Me Through App" (example below):

mfa options

4) From your smart phone, open the Microsoft Authenticator app.

  • Select "Work or school account".
  • Select "Scan QR code" (example below):

    Add Account Screen from iOS Application

  • Back on your computer, you'll have your unique Code displayed that you now need to scan from your phone.  If the code won't scan, you can manually enter the 9-digit code.
    exame qr code
  • On your phone, click "Next" and follow the prompts to complete the enrollment.

4) This will complete the enrollment steps.  Now that you have successfully enrolled, each time you log into Banner 9 Admin, GlobalProtect VPN, or Banner Document Management, you will use your Microsoft Authenticator app to approve the login.

If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Service Center at 610.660.2920.

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SJU provides multi-factor authentication (MFA) to help protect students and employees and the data they have access to.