Multi-Factor Authentication Verification Methods
There are several different options for completing Multi-Factor Authentication verification. Choose the one that makes the most sense for your situation and follow the on-screen instructions.
Please note that the Microsoft Authenticator app is the recommended choice for Multi-Factor Authentication verification. You install this app on your mobile device. The Microsoft Authenticator App offers two verification methods, “Notify me through app” and “Use verification code from app”.
Notify me through app
Notify me through app is Microsoft's recommended option. It's the simplest way to complete verification. You enter your Middlebury email address and password at an online service’s login screen and then you receive a push notification to the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device prompting you to “allow” or “deny” the authentication request. Please be careful not to allow login attempts that you did not initiate.
Use verification code from app
You enter your Middlebury email address and password at an online service’s login screen and then you are prompted to enter the code displayed in the Microsoft Authenticator app.
Please note: Once you have the app installed, you can use the verification codes generated by the app to login, anytime, from anyplace. The app generates verification codes even if your phone is does not have cellular service, say because you are travelling abroad.
Text code to my authentication phone
You enter your Middlebury email address and password at an online service’s login screen and then you are prompted to enter the code that the Multi-Factor Authentication service has texted to your mobile phone.
Call my authentication phone
You enter your Middlebury email address and password at an online service’s login screen and then you receive an automated call to either your primary or alternate telephone number prompting you to “verify“ the authentication request by pressing the "#" key on your phone.
- This option may be preferable for individuals with limited texting plans, no home computer or device, or those who may not have a mobile phone.
- You may choose to configure your office phone as your "alternate" authentication phone
Call my office phone
The "Call my office phone" option is not currently configured to work properly. Please choose another verification option.
Related: MFA Main Page