What you need:

  • Computer
  • Mobile Device
  • Microsoft Authenticator App 

To set up the Microsoft Authenticator app

  • Have your mobile device ready with the Microsoft Authenticator App already installed.

  • On the Add a method page, click the drop-down list arrow and select "Authenticator app" and then "Add"

  • On the "Start by getting the app" page, please ensure that you have the app installed and then select "Next"

  • Using the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile phone, please scan the QR code, then choose "Next"

  • After you click "Next" from your desktop computer, please note that it may take a moment to authenticate.
  • If you receive an error, click "Back" and rescan the QR code.
  • From your desktop, you will see "Notification approved"
  • Click "Next" to finish

Setting the Microsoft Authenticator App as the Default sign-in method:

  • If the "Default sign-in method" is anything other than "Microsoft Authenticator - notification", click the Change button and select the option that says "Microsoft Authenticator - notification"
  • It should now look like the following:

  • DONE!
  • You should now receive app-based notifications for future NWFSC sign-in attempts when necessary.