Method One – Authenticator App

On your computer:

  1.  Click the following link and log in with your University account details:
    https://ehu.ac.uk/mysecurityinfo
  2. Ensure that Security info is selected in the left column
  3. Click + Add method
  4. Choose Authenticator App from the drop down list of methods and click Add
  5. Click Next and Next again, and you will then see a QR code on screen
We'll use the QR code in a few minutes….First though, get your mobile phone...

On your mobile phone:

If you have not already done so, install the Microsoft Authenticator App

Open the Authenticator app on your mobile phone. If you are opening the app for the first time, you may see a set-up wizard begin, and it will probably take you to step 4 below.

  1. If you see no wizard, click the three dots in the top right corner
  2. Click + Add account
  3. Click Work or School Account
  4. Click Scan a QR code
  5. Now scan the QR code by pointing your phone at the QR code on your computer screen.
  6. On your computer, select ‘Next’ to continue. This will send a notification to your phone
  7. On your Phone, select ‘Approve‘ when prompted to accept the notification.
  8. On your computer, select ‘Next‘ and then ‘Next‘ and then ‘Done
Congratulations - your account is now MFA protected.
Now please read part two below

Method Two – Text Messages (SMS)

This is a backup MFA method in case you ever change your mobile phone, or if the authenticator app crashes.

The routine below details how to configure and use SMS text messages as your backup MFA method:

  1. Click the following link and log in with your University account details:
    https://ehu.ac.uk/mysecurityinfo
  2. Ensure that Security info is selected in the left column
  3. Click + Add method
  4. Select Phone from the drop down list of methods and click Add
    • Select UK
    • Input your mobile number (include the first zero)
    • Select Text me a code
    • Click Next
  5. You will then receive a six digit code by text message
    • Input that code on your computer screen and click Next
  6. Click Done
Now that you have set up text messaging as your backup MFA method, you’ll see the option to use this instead of the Microsoft Authenticator App when logging in to EHU systems (as in the image below).

Great stuff - its always a good to have a backup solution.
Additional MFA methods are also available - see part three below.

Alternative MFA Methods (optional)

What other MFA methods are available?

These are MFA authentication methods via a landline telephone call.

With this method, you’ll received an automated call to your landline telephone, and a voice will ask you to confirm by pressing the ‘pound key’ (it means the # hash key)… when you press the ‘#’ key on your landline telephone, your login sequence will then complete. You can register for these additional methods if you wish.

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