MFA Setup Instructions

Authenticator Mobile App Users

Should you get a new phone, you will need to install and re-activate the Microsoft Authenticator app. Please review your security questions and answers before purchasing a new phone as you will need this information to activate the Mobile App.

First-Time, Mobile App, Setup Instructions

MFA is being implemented in stages across campus.  When it is your turn to activate MFA on your account, you will receive a welcome email message from MFAuth@svsu.edu with directions to set up your user account for MFA. If you ignore this message, your account will become inaccessible one week after receiving the message.  You will then need to contact the IT Support Center to regain access to your account.  These are instructions on setting up MFA the first time using the recommended Mobile App method.  See the related articles section, at right, for information on other methods. 

From the welcome email, click the Multi-Factor Authentication User Portal link.  

Or, go to mfa.svsu.edu

From the welcome email, click the Multi-Factor Authentication User Portal link.  Or, go to mfa.svsu.edu

 

Enter your SVSU Username and Password

Click Log In

Mobile App Method

Get the Microsoft Authenticator app for your mobile device

1- Select “Skip” 2- Select “Add account”

3- Select “Work or School account” 4- Select “OK”

Visit the MFA website on a computer - mfa.svsu.edu

Change Method to “Mobile App”

Click Generate Activation Code

Make a PIN and Confirm the PIN

1- Scan QR Code with Camera  2- Scan complete when screen changes  3- Authenticate

Look for a notification on your device 4- Enter PIN created  5- Approve sign-in

Fill out all security questions.   Security questions are presented to you one minute after attempting to log in. At that time, the screen will display 2 of these 4 security questions.

This is the screen where you can manage your MFA account.