The Microsoft Authenticator App

As of today, Multi-Factor Authentication has launched for everyone on campus. As a reminder, MFA adds a much-needed extra layer of security to your account by requiring you to use your password plus one other verification method when logging into Stonehill services. For most, this means that when you are off campus or away from the wireless network, you will be prompted for a code that has been texted to your mobile device. But Microsoft offers an easier way: the Authenticator App. 

The Authenticator app takes a little more effort to get set up, but once you have it, logging in is much faster and simpler. It’s also an essential app to have if you are planning to go abroad. Instead of a text message and a code, the Authenticator App prompts you with a pop-up on your device asking you to “Approve” or “Deny” the sign-in. As long as it’s you attempting to sign-in, tap “Approve,” and you will be logged in.  

Be sure to follow the steps in this Knowledge Base article to set up this useful app. 

If you need help with this or anything else MFA-related, stop by our MFA help table in the Dining Commons this Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.  

If you can’t make it to our table or if you have any other questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 508-565-1111 or via e-mail at