Multi-Factor Authentication is now required for SSC cloud-based services like Office 365, Teams, D2L Brightspace, and the VPN. What is MFA and why is it important? Multi-Factor Authentication enhances our cyber security by requiring users to identify themselves by more than a username and password (which can be stolen). MFA requires an additional verification code sent by via email, SMS or to a mobile app (Microsoft Authenticator). You will have a choice of secondary authentication method.
STEP 1: Visit https://aka.ms/MFASetup, enter in your SSC email address, and click “Next”.
STEP 2: Enter in your SSC supplied password and click on “Sign in”.
STEP 3: If requested to “Stay signed in?”, click on “No”, otherwise proceed to the next step.
STEP 4: Click on “Next” to enter the required information.
STEP 5: Choose your preferred authentication mechanism and click “Next”
STEP 6: Enter in the code that was sent to your phone, and click on “Verify”.
STEP 7: If verification was successful, then click on “Done”.
STEP 8: On this screen you can make changes to your authentication, or simply shut down the window.