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Set up a cell phone as an MFA factor
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This guide will provide instructions on applying multi-factor authentication to your NSU account using your phone number (preferably a mobile phone, but an office phone could work in cases where you don't own a mobile phone). Multi-factor authentication is essential in ensuring your account stays secure. MFA will prompt for you to approve new sign-ins, making it more difficult for other people to sign into your account. This method involves approving sign-ins by either entering a code that Microsoft texts to you, or approving a sign-in with a phone call.

1. Navigate to in your web browser. Click "Add method".

2. Click the drop-down arrow towards the right of the window. Of the options that show, select "Phone" by clicking on it.

3. Click "Add".

4. Enter your phone number (including area code) in the blank provided. Select "Text me a code" if you would like a code texted to you, or "Call me" if you would like to be called instead. In my opinion, texting is far easier and more reliable. Now, click "Next".

5. Check your phone for the code.

6. Enter the code received into the field provided. Click "Next".

7. Click "Done".

8. Make sure your phone number is shown as a sign-in method.

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