Enroll New iPhone in Multi-Factor Authentication


I received or bought a new iPhone. How do I setup multi-factor authentication with it?


Steps below to enroll your iPhone in MFA

  1. On your iPhone, navigate to the App Store 
  1. Tap the search tab in the bottom right 
  1. Tap Get on the Microsoft Authentication tile as shown below 
  1. Sign-in to the App Store with your fingerprint or Apple ID password. After the install is complete you can move on to the next steps 
  1. Click to follow the link to self-enrollment 
  1. Complete the ‘additional security verification’ before enabling MFA by selecting the ‘additional security verification’ link
  2. Login
    • Students: [StarID]@go.minnstate.edu
    • Faculty/Staff: [StarID]@minnstate.edu


  1. Once signed in, you will be prompted to provide more security information to your account. ClickNext’ 
  2. Verify your backup verification methods:
  1. Verify Authentication Phone
    1. Type a phone number that is different from the listed Office Phone (listed below)
  1. Verify Office Phone if this is your office phone.
    1. If this is NOT your office phone, DO NOT select this option
  1. Verify Alternate authentication phone
    1. This is a backup phone number if you cannot be reached at the Authentication Phone number
  1. Verify Authenticator app or Token


Configure Microsoft Authenticator

  1. Click the Delete button next to your Authenticator App smart phone

  1. Click the Setup Authenticator app button

  1. On the Microsoft Authenticator app, click Add Accounts and then Work or School account.
  2. 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

  1. Click Next 
  1. Click Save
  1. Close Browser Tab to return to the Multi Factor Authentication Request browser tab 
  1. Close the Multi Factor Authentication Request browser tab



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