Log in using multi-factor authentication (MFA) at Office 365

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a service that gives you increased protection when logging in to some of the university’s systems. With multi-factor authentication, you log in to the university’s systems in two steps: using your Umu-id and password, and using the Microsoft Authenticator app on your phone/tablet or a hardware token. In this guide, we will describe step-by-step how to log in to the University’s systems using multi-factor authentication on both your phone/tablet or hardware token.


Log in using code

  1. When logging in to a system that uses multi-factor authentication – log in using your Umu-id and password.
  2. Click Next.
  3. A window will be pop up asking you to enter a code.
  4. Start the Microsoft Authenticator account and choose your Umu account.
  5. A 6 letter code will be shown on the screen of your device. Fill the code in the field marked Code. A new code is shown every 30 seconds.
  6. Click Verify.
  7. You are now logged in!

Log in using notifications

  1. When logging in to a system that uses multi-factor authentication – log in using your Umu-id and password.
  2. Click Next.
  3. A window will be pop up asking you to accept the log in.
  4. A notifications will be shown or your device, asking you to accept the log in. Click Accept.
  5. You are now logged in!

Log in using a hardware token

  1. When logging in to a system that uses multi-factor authentication – log in using your Umu-id and password.
  2. Click Next.
  3. A window will be pop up on your computer asking you to accept the log in.
  4. Start your hardware token.
  5. The token will show six numbers. Fill in the numbers in the field Code on your computer.
  6. Click on Verify.
  7. Done!