MFA - Enrolling in MFA

Introduction

Enrollment in MFA is a one-time process that requires the setup of several MFA devices to authenticate you. Users can either self-service using the instructions below, or contact it@trentu.ca for on-boarding assistance. 

Self-service MFA setup

  • Using your Trent University email account, send an email to it@trentu.ca to request that your account is provisioned with MFA.
  • Once your MFA has been provisioned, the next time you login to an MFA connected service you'll be prompted to setup your MFA devices.
  • Download the Microsoft Authenticator app from either the Google Play store (Android or the Apple App Store)

Apple App Store with Microsoft AuthenticatorGoogle Play Store with Microsoft Authenticator app

  • Open the App on your phone. Answer allow if prompted to allow notifications and select Add Account.

App open with arrows pointing to the plus in the top right corner and add account

  • Select Work or School account from the list provided. 

The app with Work or school account highlighted

  • Scan the QR code that appears on the login page. Once complete click authenticate me now. 

The myTrent MFA app with the QR code and Authenticate me now button highlighted in red

  • After you click the ‘Authenticate me now’ button, your device will get a notification for you to Approve. Select ‘Approve’ on your phone and you will see your MyTrent login on your computer complete. 

The app with approve highlighted in red

Eligibility

  • Staff
  • Faculty

Service category

  • Accounts & Access
  • Security

Last updated

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 13:30