UMSL Faculty & Staff Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) – July 08, 2020

Effective July 8, 2020, all UMSL Faculty and Staff user accounts will use Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) when logging into Microsoft products, including Outlook, Outlook Web Access, Microsoft Teams, and Office 365.  Multi-Factor Authentication provides an additional layer of security by requiring you to receive and enter a temporary passcode when logging on, which helps ensure that your credentials cannot be used by anyone other than you. This is part of a system wide project to better protect the information of the University.

ITS recommends that you use a desktop computer to walk through the instructions for mobile device installs before July 8th. For setup instructions please visit:

To begin using Microsoft MFA, download the Microsoft Authentication App from the app store on your mobile device. Then, register your account at

We highly recommend you review the Frequently Asked Questions by visiting:

If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Support Center at 314-516-6034 or chat with us at