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Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

You must download the latest iPhone or Android Outlook App, (after you have set up the MFA), to access your district email on your device.


MFA is a 2-step verification process that requires the use of more than one verification method whenever you’re accessing district resources (email, OneDrive….etc) while away from campus .

When first configuring your MFA, you will be asked to select one of two methods for verification.

  • A randomly generated pass code via text.
  • A phone call

1.   You will then sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account, and password

2.   After you enter your password, you'll be sent a code to your phone or receive a phone call (to whatever device/app you specified when you set up 2-step verification).

3.   When you receive the 6-digit code, enter it in the box or press # and then choose Sign in.

Once you have MFA configured, you should be able to access your mail and other programs.

Signing up for MFA is NOT required when using any computer, or mobile phone connected either wired, or wirelessly to our network. You must verify your identity only if you wish to use services like email or your calendar when you are away from campus.

To configure MFA and make Office365 available away from campus on your laptop or phone click on:

On the page below, enter the phone number where you would like to receive the Microsoft verification code. This should be a phone you keep on your person, so you can receive the call when necessary.


You will receive a 6-digit code to be entered in the screen below.


Once set up, you will be required to authenticate your account every 60 days.

Note:  Your phone number will not be provided to advertisers.  It will only be used to keep your account safe.

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