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Set up an alternate email as an MFA factor
Posted by Joshua Garner, Last modified by Joshua Garner on April 28, 2020 05:13 PM

This article will show you how to add an alternate email address as an extra authentication method (MFA) for signing in with your NSULA account in a few quick and easy steps:

1. Navigate to aka.ms/setupsecurityinfo in your web browser. Click "Add method".

2. Click on the drop-down. Click "Email".

3. Click "Add".

4. Enter the email address you would like to use. Ensure it is a third party email account (Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, non-university Outlook account, etc.). Click "Next".

5. Check your email for a code you will need to activate this MFA method. The title of the email sent to me was "Northwestern State University account email verification code". The code will be a 6-digit number in bold.

6. Enter the code in the next window. Click "Next".

7. Make sure your email shows as a sign-in method. You're done!

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