Use the following instructions to initially enroll in Microsoft Multi-Factor authentication using a phone number. NOTE: These instructions are for enrolling your FIRST/initial authentication method. If you are trying to enroll a secondary method, please follow the links at the bottom of this page.

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down and click the BLUE Enroll in MFA button
  3. Click Next, if you see a screen indicating you need to provide more information
  4. If prompted, log in with your PSU Email address and password
  5. Click the I want to use a different method link
  6. Select Phone from the drop-down menu
  7. Click Add
  8. Enter your Phone Number
  9. Choose the whether to be called or texted
    1. Call will require you to answer and press the # key
    2. Text will send you a 6 digit code that you will need to enter
  10. Click Next
  11. Click Next
  12. Answer the test call and press the # key or enter the 6 digit code texted to your phone
  13. Click Done


After you have enrolled an initial device, it is STRONGLY recommended that you enroll a secondary method. Here are links to instructions for enrolling secondary authentication methods.