Setting Up Your LawKey (Office 365) Account
When you sign-in to your LawKey account for the first time, you will be prompted for more information. This process will set up Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on your account.
SSPR allows users to securely reset their own password if needed. MFA adds an extra layer of security to your account. We recommend that you setup 2 methods for MFA/SSPR (MS Authenticator and an additional method - could be text message/phone).
- Configuring the Microsoft Authenticator App
- Configuring Additional Sign-In Methods (Phone Text/Call)
- Frequently Asked Questions
When you sign into your LawKey account for the first time and see the below prompt, click “Next” to begin the setup process.
The Microsoft Authenticator app is the easiest verification method to use. Once the app is installed on your mobile phone, it’s just one tap instead of typing in a 6-digit code. And if you travel, you won’t incur roaming fees when you use it.
On your phone, download the “Microsoft Authenticator” app (which is available for free for iOS and Android devices). Walk through the prompts below to set up the Microsoft Authenticator app as your primary verification method.
Start by getting the app.
Set up your account.
Using the Microsoft Authenticator App on your phone, scan the QR code that is provided.
A test notification will be sent to your phone. Approve the notification and then click “Next”.
Once you’ve completed the above steps, click “Done” and confirm that your Default sign-in method is “Microsoft Authenticator - notification” at the following screen (click “Change” if this is not done so automatically).
NOTE: If this is your first time signing in to your LawKey account, you will be prompted to reset your password. After resetting your password, you will be take to the Office 365 dashboard, where you can access tools such as Outlook on the web (WebMail).
Now that you have your primary sign-in method configured, we highly recommend setting up an additional sign-in method to use(such as a phone call or text), in case your primary method is unavailable.
To setup additional options, go to https://mysignins.microsoft.com/security-info
As an example, below are some screenshots walking through setting up text messages on your phone as an additional sign-in method.
The Microsoft Authenticator app and phone sign-in methods are the two methods that can be used for Multi-Factor Authentication. You can also use these methods for resetting your password.
There are two additional methods in additional to the ones above that can also be used as verification for resetting your password. These include security questions and email.
Once you have configured all of your desired sign-in and verification methods, the “Security Info” section of your account settings here should resemble the screenshot below.
You can change your password when already logged in by following the below instructions.
Go to www.office.com/signin and sign in with your work or school account username and existing password.
Go to Settings > Password.
Make your changes and click Submit.
You can reset your password by clicking “forgot my password” at the Office 365 sign-in page and following the instructions in the prompts below.
1. Enter your User ID and the CAPTCHA code that appears.
2. Use one of your verification methods that were previously setup to confirm your identity.
3. Enter your new password!
When you get a new phone, your Microsoft Authenticator options may not be saved. To reset the app with your account, follow the steps below.
- Navigate to https://mysignins.microsoft.com/security-info
- Delete the existing Authenticator app method from the list of sign-in/verification methods
- Click on “+ Add Method” > “Authenticator app”
Walk through the steps setup steps below (also found under “Configuring the Microsoft Authenticator app”):
- Start by getting the app.
- Set up your account
- Scan the QR code
- Approve the notification sent to your Authenticator app.
- That’s it! Your Authenticator app is re-configured!