Microsoft MFA Methods

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Adding Microsoft MFA Methods

To add MFA methods, you will need to sign into your SUNY Cortland Microsoft account (

  1. After navigating the page above, enter your full SUNY Cortland email address (E.g. and click Next. 
  2. You should be redirected to a Sign in page and prompted to enter your SUNY Cortland password. 
  3. Click the View Account link in the top right corner of the screen. 

MyRedDragon user dropdown box. Options to Sign out, View Account, My Microsoft 365 profile, sign in with different account

  1. In the Security info box, click UPDATE INFO

Box for Security Info. Keep your verification mehtods and security info up to date. Select Update Info

  1. Click Add sign-in method

Security Info. These are the methods you use to sign into your account or reset your password. Select Add sign-in method

Adding Authentication by Text Message

  1. Click Add sign-in method and select Phone from the drop-down box that appears
  2. Enter in the phone number you would like verification codes sent to
  3. A verification code will be sent to your phone. Enter the code into the field that appears. If you do not receive the code, click Resend code

We just sent a 6 digit code to your phone number. Enter the code below. Option to resend code.

Adding the Microsoft Authenticator App

  1. Download the Microsoft Authenticator app from the app store on your mobile device.

Microsoft Authenticator app in the Iphone App store. Protects your online identity

  1. Open the Microsoft Authenticator app and select Add work or school account

Options in MFA app to sign in with Microsoft, Add a work or school account, scan a QR code, or restore from backup

  1. Enter your full Cortland email address, and verify your identity by text or phone

Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)

  1. Click Finish

You can now use the following sign-in methods: Notification approvals and One-Time Password codes. Select Finish

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Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security technology that helps protect your SUNY Cortland account. It confirms your identity when you log in to Cortland systems.