2-Step Verification Setup: Microsoft

Microsoft now requires users to set up 2-Step Verification in order to use their products.

The following is a step by step guide on how to set that up:

If you are looking to sign-up for your Office 365 Products, please visit this page.

After creating your Office 365 account, you will likely see this message:

Click next to get started.

On this page, click on "I want to use a different authenticator app".

For the easiest setup, we will use the Google Authenticator app instead of the recommended Microsoft one.

This page will now show up:

Install the Google Authenticator app on your phone either via the App Store or the Play Store and open it when finished.

Click next and a QR code will appear on screen.

On the Google Authenticator app, hit "Scan a QR code".

With your phone, scan the QR code that appears on the computer screen. A 6-digit code will appear on your phone. Click next on the QR code screen to proceed.

Enter the 6-digit code that appears on your phone. Google Authenticator will show a timer next to the code that will cycle the code every time it runs out. If you run out of time, just enter the new code that appears.

Click next and a success message will appear confirming that the code was correct.

Your Microsoft account has now been successfully verified. Hit done to finish up.

You may be asked if you wish to stay signed in. Check the box as you want and click next.

You will now be on the Office Homepage. Here you can use the Browser versions of Office products, install their application versions, and change settings as you see fit.