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MFA Setup Walkthrough - START HERE

 

These steps will vary depending on the device your next login is done from. Below are the steps you will see if your next login is from a PC as well as the steps you will see if you next login is from your mobile device. You can use the table of contents for this article to jump to the section relevant to you.



Setup From My Mobile Device


The following steps walk you through registering a second factor of authentication when you have initiated your login from the mobile device you wish to register as your second factor.


Please follow these steps exactly as they are listed. Deviation from these steps may result in the unsuccessful setup of MFA.


  1. From your mobile device, visit the following URL and log into your LSUS account: lsus.edu/mfasetup
    Students:
    Your username is YourStudentID@lsus.edu (example: Z0000000@lsus.edu)
    Your password should be your myLSUS PIN.

    Faculty and Staff:
    Your username is YourUsername@lsus.edu (example: jdoe@lsus.edu)
    Your password is your LSUS Single Sign-On password.

  2. If you are presented with a page that lists your existing security methods (typically a phone number and/or email address), select "Add Method" and then select "Authenticator App" then proceed to step 4.

  3. If you are presented with a prompt stating "More information required," click "Next"

     

     
  4. Upon clicking “Next,” you will be presented with a “Keep your account secure” page.


    Our recommendation is that you download the Microsoft Authenticator app on the mobile device that you wish to use as your second authentication factor.

    If you are going through these prompts from the mobile device you wish to register as your second factor, you can click the "Download now" link to download and install the app.

    You can also search for "Microsoft Authenticator" in the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) from the mobile device you wish to register as your second authentication factor.


    After the app is installed, return to the "Keep your account secure" page and click "Next."


  5. If you are going through these prompts from the mobile device you wish to register as your second authentication factor, you can select "Pair your account to the app by clicking this link" and your account will be automatically added to the Microsoft Authenticator app.
     

  6. The Microsoft Authenticator app will then send a push notification to your device to test that it works.
     


  7. Select "Approve" and head back to your web browser.

  8. You should see confirmation that the notification was received and went through. Click "Next".

     

  9. You now will see the "Success!" page. Click Done from here and sign in.



If you would like to add additional MFA methods, or if you wish to change your MFA method in the future, you can do so from the following URL after logging into your LSUS account: lsus.edu/mfasetup


For a full explanation of what to expect, please see the following article for Microsoft:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/user-help/multi-factor-authentication-end-user-first-time


For more information regarding how to change the security information on your LSUS account, please see the following article:
How do I change my LSUS account MFA and Security settings? : LSUS IT Helpdesk


For information on what MFA is and why it is being rolled out at LSUS, please see the article linked here: Multi-Factor Authentication FAQ : LSUS IT Helpdesk


If you need any additional information or assistance, please submit a ticket at https://helpdesk.lsus.edu or email its@lsus.edu.





Setup From My Computer


The following steps walk you through registering a second factor of authentication when you have initiated your login from a web browser on a PC.


Please follow these steps exactly as they are listed. Deviation from these steps may result in the unsuccessful setup of MFA.


  1. Visit the following URL and log into your LSUS account: lsus.edu/mfasetup
    Students:
    Your username is YourStudentID@lsus.edu (example: Z0000000@lsus.edu)
    Your password should be your myLSUS PIN.

    Faculty and Staff:
    Your username is YourUsername@lsus.edu (example: jdoe@lsus.edu)
    Your password is your LSUS Single Sign-On password.

  2. If you are presented with a page that lists your existing security methods (typically a phone number and/or email address), select "Add Method" and then select "Authenticator App" then proceed to step 4.

  3. If you are presented with a prompt stating "More information required," click "Next"

     

     
  4. Upon clicking “Next,” you will be presented with a “Keep your account secure” page.


    Our recommendation is that you download the Microsoft Authenticator app on the mobile device that you wish to use as your second authentication factor.

  5. Search for "Microsoft Authenticator" in the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) from the mobile device you wish to register as your second authentication factor.


    After the app is installed, return to the "Keep your account secure" page on your PC and click "Next."


  6. Select "Show QR code" and a QR code will be presented on the screen which you will scan using the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device.
     

  7. Tap the "+" sign at the top-right of the Microsoft Authenticator app to begin adding your account to the app.



  8. Select "Work or School Account" and then select "Scan QR Code."

  9. Point your mobile device's camera at the QR code that was presented in step 6. Once the app has scanned the QR code, your account will be automatically added to the app. Then click "Next" on the screen that is displaying the QR code.



  10. The Microsoft Authenticator app will then send a push notification to your device to test that it works.
     


  11. Select "Approve" from the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device and head back to the web browser on your PC.

  12. You should see confirmation that the notification was received and went through. Click "Next".

     

  13. You now will see the "Success!" page. Click Done from here and sign in.





If you would like to add additional MFA methods, or if you wish to change your MFA method in the future, you can do so from the following URL after logging into your LSUS account: https://mysignins.microsoft.com/security-info


For a full explanation of what to expect, please see the following article for Microsoft:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/user-help/multi-factor-authentication-end-user-first-time


For more information regarding how to change the security information on your LSUS account, please see the following article:
How do I change my LSUS account MFA and Security settings? : LSUS IT Helpdesk 


For information on what MFA is and why it is being rolled out at LSUS, please see the article linked here: Multi-Factor Authentication FAQ : LSUS IT Helpdesk


If you need any additional information or assistance, please submit a ticket at https://helpdesk.lsus.edu or email its@lsus.edu.