MCLA Multi-Factor Authentication for Email and Microsoft Office 365 Access

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Multi-Factor authentication (a.k.a. MFA) is a security method to help better protect email accounts and Office 365 access by adding a layer of protection to the sign-in process. In addition to entering a password, this added security requires users to approve their sign-ins using a mobile device or telephone. This way if a user account password is somehow exposed, the account can stay protected by the second factor that is required to gain access.

All MCLA accounts will soon have MFA turned on. MFA will not be required when signing on to the main MCLA Portal, but will appear when accessing any Microsoft related services that MCLA has available, such as email, teams, and sharepoint. This documentation will walk you through how to prepare for the use of this security requirement and provide guidance on usage.

Step 1 - Prepare

We recommend you follow this checklist to prepare for the account security transition to MFA. These steps can be completed anytime, but its best to do before MFA is turned on for your account.

Step 2 - Setup

MCLA IT will notify you when MFA will be turned on for your account. After its been turned on, follow these steps in this link to setup your account to work with MFA.

Step 3 - Use and Manage

Its important to note that when MFA is turned on - all access to Office 365 services will require the use of it. This includes access to MCLA Email, Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint/OneDrive.