Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires users to sign in with a second method to verify their identity with a phone call or with an authenticator app.

Set up MFA in the Microsoft 365 admin center

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  1. Sign in to Microsoft 365 admin center by using your global admin credentials.
  2. On the left nav, choose Setup.
  3. On the Setup page, choose View on the Turn on multi-factor authentication (MFA) card.
  4. On the Turn on MFA page, choose Get started, or Manage if you have already set up MFA and want to make changes.
Screenshot of turn on MFA page.
  1. On the Strengthen sign-in security panel, check both or one of Require multi-factor authentication for admins, and then choose Create policy.