Multi-Factor authentication in Microsoft 365
This guide explains how to enable or disable Multi-Factor Authentication in Microsoft 365
You must have a Microsoft 365 account
Multi-Factor Authentication, or 2-step verification, adds a second layer of protection to your Microsoft 365 account. After you have signed in with your username and password, you will receive a verification code. Only after entering the code will you have access to your account.
This feature greatly reduces the risk of unwanted access to your data.
Multi-Factor Authentication is not enabled by default, but can be turned on or off at any time by an Microsoft 365 Global Administrator.
How to enable Multi-Factor Authentication
1. Log in to the Microsoft 365 Portal as a Global Administrator
2. In the Admin center, go to Users > Active users, select the ‘more’ drop-down menu and choose Setup Azure multi-factor auth.
3. Select the user or users for whom you want to enable MFA
4. On the right side, under quick steps, select Enable
5. Click enable multi-factor auth
Multi-Factor Authentication is now enabled for the user(s).
How to disable Multi-Factor Authentication
1. Repeat steps 1, 2 & 3 above
2. On the right side, under quick steps, select Disable
3. Click yes in the disable multi-factor auth dialog box
Multi-Factor Authentication is now disabled for the user(s).
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