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Office 365 Two-Step Verification

By setting up 2-step verification, you add an extra layer of security to your Office 365 (aka LawKey) account. With Two-Step, after logging in with your O365 email and password — you’ll be prompted to verify your identity—the second step—using a device in your possession, such as a mobile phone.

 

Office 365 two-step screenshot

 

If you would like to enable two-step verification on your Office 365 account, please contact itshelp@law.upenn.edu and we will enable this setting.

The Microsoft Authenticator app is the easiest verification method to use. Once the app is installed on your mobile phone, it’s just one click instead of typing in a 6-digit code. And if you travel, you won’t incur roaming fees when you use it. Instructions for setting up and using the Microsoft Authenticator app.

General instructions on using two-step in Office 365: Setting up two-step verification.

We strongly recommend setting up more than one verification method.

For desk-side assistance setting up two-step, please contact the ITS Help Desk (itshelp@law.upenn.edu, 215-898-9140)

 

“What happens if I get a new phone?”

If you are using the recommended Microsoft Authenticator app, you will need to re-configure the app any time you get a new phone or mobile device.

You can do this by going to your Office 365 profile page, and clicking “Additional security verification”. From there, you can click the check box for the Authenticator app. Once you do this, you will be able to click “Configure”, which will take you to a page with a QR code included for you to scan on your phone or mobile device.

 For any additional questions or concerns with setting up two-step, please contact the ITS Help Desk (itshelp@law.upenn.edu, 215-898-9140)

 

More Information

Office 365 Learning Center for Business and Education

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