3. MFA App Setup

Step 3: Sign In After Enabling MFA

Sign Into Desoto ISD Account After Enabling MFA

After enabling MFA, setup will be required the first time you sign into your DeSoto ISD Office 365 account on a computer. Please have your device with the Microsoft Authenticator App on hand to complete these steps. You can also start these remaining steps by visiting myaccount.microsoft.com and logging in with your DeSoto ISD ID.

Note: For best results, Steps 1-5 should be completed on a computer or tablet. Steps 6-10 will be completed on your mobile device. Steps 11-12 will be finished on your computer or tablet.

Step 1:

Start by signing into https://aka.ms/mfasetup using your DeSoto ISD [email protected] and password.

DeSoto MFA

Step 2:

Click “Next.”

DeSoto MFA

Step 3:

The following page will populate. Under: “Step 1: How should we contact you?” Select “Mobile App.”

Additional Security Veriification

Once “Mobile App,” is selected there are two options:

“Receive notifications for Verification,” sends a notification to a device.

“Use verification code,” allows verification without having a cellular/ internet connection.

How Should we contact you

Step 4:

Select a preference for how to use the mobile app.


Step 5:

Click on the: “Set Up,” button.

Additional Secutiy Information

Once you select "Set Up," a QR code will appear on your computer screen. This will be used in Step 10 below.

Note: Each QR code is unique to the user so be sure to use the QR code displayed on your computer screen. The image below is only a sample QR code.

Configure Mobile App

Step 6:

Open the Microsoft Authenticator app on the device.


Step 7:

Click on 3 dots in top right corner and then select “Add Account.”

Add Account

Step 8:

Click on “Work or school account.”

Add Account

Step 9:

Click on “Work or school account.”

Note: If the designated device does not have a camera use the sign in option.

Add Work or School Account

Step 10:

Using the Camera on designated mobile device, hold up to the screen to capture the QR code that was displayed on your computer in Step 5 and wait for confirmation that the scan is complete.

Note: The mobile device identified in “don’t lose access to your account”.

QR Code

When the QR code is a success, the following message with follow: “Mobile app has been configured for notifications and verification codes.”


Step 11:

Click: “Next,” in the bottom right corner of the view.

Additional Security Verification

Note: The following screen will populate, look at your device to verify.

Approve Sign in Request

Step 12:

Click on: “Approve,” on designated device.

Approve Sign in

Access to the DeSoto ISD Office 365 resources is now available.