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Set-Up MFA via Phone Call

This section takes you step-by-step to secure your Microsoft 365 account using a phone, accessible off-campus. Setting up MFA using your office number will prevent you from gaining access, off-campus.

Step 1: Sign-in to Microsoft 365 by visiting myapps.microsoft.com.
Sign in to Microsoft 365
Note: You must log-in using your wEmplID@usm.edu and your CampusID password. wEmplID means the letter "w" followed by your employee/student ID number. USM employee/student ID numbers are either 6 or 8 digits. Examples of wEmplID are w123456 (if your EmplID is 6-digits) and w12345678 (if your EmplID is 8-digits).

Step 2: Select "Next."
Select next

Step 3: Below the "How should we contact you?" section:
How should we contact you?

3a. Select "Authentication Phone" option from the first drop-down menu.
3b. Enter a phone number. Office phones should not be used for this step.
3c. Select the "Call me" radio button in the "Method" section.
3d. Select "Next."
 
Step 4: You will receive an automated call to confirm you have access to your phone. Select "Next."
Automated call

Step 5: This step allows you to reduce the number of times you are asked to sign in, and your response to this prompt should reflect your preference.
Reduce the number of times you are asked to sign in

Congratulations! You have completed your MFA setup using your phone as the authentication factor.

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