Welcome to the State of Nebraska Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solution provided by Microsoft.
MFA technologies were introduced to provide enhanced security on top of the standard username/password authentication mechanisms. When MFA is enabled for a service or an application, you can rest assured that any login attempts using your credentials are only allowed when you approve the request via a third factor.
Depending on your security requirements, the third factor may be via:
- phone call
- text message
- app installed on a smartphone
- Push-notification option
- Rotating 6-digit code option
- key-fob style token with a rotating code
How do you get this wonderful technology?
It starts with a welcome email once your account is enabled which describes the method for which you have been enabled.
Here’s the official Microsoft End-User documentation site.
And here’s the FAQ from the MFA documentation