Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is now a requirement for Alumni Email Accounts and Retiree Email Accounts. This requirement enhances security on Auburn email and will affect Auburn Alumni who graduated beginning in 2010 as well as employees that have retired from Auburn University.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?
Multi-Factor Authentication is a process where a user is prompted during the sign-in process for an additional form of identification, such as entering a code texted to their cellphone or providing a fingerprint scan.
If you only use a password to authenticate a user, it leaves an insecure opening for attack. When you require a second form of authentication, security is increased as this additional factor isn't easy for an attacker to obtain or duplicate.
Multi-Factor Authentication works by requiring two or more of the following authentication methods:
This article describes using MFA with your Auburn University Alumni Email account. Below you will find instructions on how to set up MFA initially and how to edit and delete your authentication methods. To access your email, the Outlook App is recommended. The Outlook App can be downloaded from the App Store or the Google Play Store, depending on your device. You can also log into your email account using an internet browser to navigate to outlook.com/tigermail.auburn.edu.
Please follow the below instructions or view this view this instructional video to set up your authentication method.
Follow the below instructions or view this instructional video to set up your authentication method.
Do I have an Auburn Alumni Email Account?
I am retired, but which authentication should I be using?
I am signed into my Auburn email account, but I don't remember the password or how to sign in.
What if I already signed up for MFA before Auburn required it? When I sign in, it says I am already registered.
I signed up for MFA before this requirement, but I no longer have that authentication device.
I have an iPhone and already have my email on the device. What do I do?
I have an Android device and already have my email set up on the device. What do I do?
How do I use MFA and travel internationally?
I have an up-to-date Chromebook and can't locate the Outlook app.
How often will I have to re-authenticate?
Are you still experiencing issues with your Auburn email and MFA?