Follow these steps to self enroll using an Android smartphone

  1. On your Android smartphone, navigate to the Google Play Store App.

    screen shot of Play Store icon
  2. In the search bar, type Microsoft Authenticator. Then, click the first option shown below.

    screen shot of searching the PlayStore Ap for Microsoft Application
  3. Click Install.
    Note: You may need to enter your Google password if prompted.

    screen shot of Install Button for the MicroSoft Authenticator Ap
  4. Click to follow the link to self-enrollment.
  5. Complete the ‘additional security verification’ before enabling MFA by selecting the ‘additional security verification’ link.

    Screen shot of Minnesota States Multi-Factor Authentication web page
  6. Log in with you StarID credentials.
    • Students: [StarID]
    • Faculty/Staff: [StarID]

      Screen shot of Microsoft Sign-on Screen
  7. Once signed in, you will be prompted to provide more security information to your account. Click ‘Next

    Screen Shot of Next button
  8. Choose your default verification option:

    Under “what’s your preferred option?” select Notify me through app or Use Verification code from app or token.
    • Notify me through app will send you an Approve/Deny request when additional verification is required.
    • Use Verification code form app or token will require you to open the authenticator app and type in the code when additional verification is required.
  9. Choose your backup verification methods
    1. Select Authentication Phone and enter a phone number that is different from the listed Office Phone (listed below).
    2. If you have an office phone number assigned to you, Select Office Phone.
    3. Select Alternate authentication phone and enter a phone number different from any number listed previously, if available. This is a backup phone number if you cannot be reached at the Authentication Phone number.
    4. Select the Authenticator app or Token.
    5. Click the Setup Authenticator app button.

      screen shot of additional security information page


Configure Microsoft Authenticator

  1. From the first drop-down, select Notify me through app.
  2. On the Microsoft Authenticator app, click Add Accounts and then Work or School account.
  3. The app will ask for permission to use your camera, click Allow. Then you simply need to scan the QR code on your computer screen and you are done!
    screen shot of permission screen
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Close Browser Tab to return to the Multi Factor Authentication Request browser tab.
  7. Click on ‘Enable MFA

    screen shot of enable MFA button