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Microsoft Authenticator process used for Multifactor authentication (MFA) changes on 1 February 2023

For more secure Multifactor authentication (MFA) Aalto University will enforce number matching when Microsoft Authenticator is used from 1 February 2023 onwards.

Number matching requires you to input two numbers shown on the login screen of the service to Microsoft Authenticator’s notification. This replaces the current Approve / Deny notification in Microsoft Authenticator.

Microsoft Authenticator is the main method for MFA at Aalto University

Microsoft Authenticator is the main method that we use for MFA at Aalto University. You are most probably already using it for some of our Aalto University IT services when you log into a service outside of the Aalto University network.

For instructions on how to download Microsoft Authenticator and register to the service, see Multifactor Authentication (MFA, 2FA).

Multifactor Authentication (MFA, 2FA)

Why we use MFA at Aalto and instructions for starting to use MFA.

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How to use MFA

Multifactor Authentication (MFA, 2FA) is a method of confirming user’s identity with two or more pieces (mobile app) of evidence when signing on to a system or a service.

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You can find up-to-date news, contact information, chat and instructions of frequently used IT services at IT-help hub: accounts, passwords, email, MFA, vpn, printing, teams, zoom, VDI and guidelines how to procure workstations and phones.

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