Authenticator step by step setup instructions

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Middlebury College MFA

-Download the microsoft authenticator app on your phone

-On your computer (preferably using firefox as a browser - safari and chrome both often have issues with this process), sign in to go.middlebury.edu/mfasetup/ (if you set up your phone number as another method, you can use that to sign in by clicking 'sign in with a different method).

- If you see the authenticator app already listed (probably with the phone type), delete it as a method (delete button should be to the right)

-Click 'add method' and choose the authenticator app

-Click next and next again until you see a QR code displayed

-On your phone in the app, choose either 'scan with QR code' or 'add account-->add work or school account'. (Do NOT choose a sign-in option)

-This will trigger a camera function in the app with which you can scan the QR code you see on your computer screen (make sure you have both camera and notifications enabled for the app)

-Once the QR code is scanned, you should see your account name, along with a 6 digit code and a 30 second countdown timer, in the app*

-Click next on your computer; this will send a test notification for you to approve

-Click done

* (this 6 digit code is what will work regardless of data or wifi; when while logging in you are prompted to approve the notification sent to the app, click ‘sign in another way’ and choose ‘enter a code from the authenticator app)

 

GMHEC (Oracle) MFA

For GMHEC, you will want to sign into go.middlebury.edu/oracle/. Ensure that you are in the GMHEC panel (you should only see 5-6 apps, as opposed to dozens - if you see the latter, click on your initials icon in the upper right corner and choose 'switch organization' → Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium). Then:

 

- Click on 'set up MFA'

 

- Verify your login, choosing the 'sign in another way' option if necessary (e.g. to use your phone number)

 

- On the drop-down menu under  what's your preferred option? , choose 'notify me through app'

 

- Under how would you like to respond? , check the box to the left of 'authenticator app or token' and then 'set up authenticator app'.

 

-Click next and next again until you see a QR code displayed

 

-On your phone in the app, choose either 'scan with QR code' or 'add account-->add work or school account'. (If the app is already set up for Middlebury, tap the + icon in the upper right to add a work or school account).

 

-This will trigger a camera function in the app with which you can scan the QR code you see on your computer screen (make sure you have both camera and notifications enabled for the app)

 

-Once the QR code is scanned, you should see your account name, along with a 6 digit code and a 30 second countdown timer, in the app*

 

-Click next on your computer; this will send a test notification for you to approve

 

-Click done

 

-Click the blue save button on the bottom of the screen.

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Article ID: 148
Created
Mon 8/23/21 12:40 PM
Modified
Tue 1/25/22 4:18 PM