MFA: Android - Microsoft Authenticator App

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MFA Automatic Enrollment Instructions: Android - Microsoft Authenticator app

Please Note:

  • Should you encounter “Allow my organization to manage my device” it is recommended Not to select this option.

  • None of your personal data is stored from any phone device you select for MFA set up and enrollment or by installing and using the Microsoft Authenticator app. MFA is not designed for data storage, it’s design and purpose is as an authentication utility. The Microsoft Authenticator app verifies authentication within the sign-in process in order to access Minnesota State O365 provided services.

What you will need before you begin MFA set up:

  1. Immediate access to the Phone you will select for your preferred verification option
  2. A Computer with Internet connectivity


  • Note: Illustrations and instructions may vary slightly.
  • Step 1) On your Android phone:
    • a)  Go to the Play Store.
    • b)  Perform search for "Microsoft Authenticator". Install, then Open app.
    • (you may be prompted to enter your Google login)