How to Set Up a 2FA Browser Extension

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Introduction 

In this guide, you’ll learn how to set up and configure an MFA browser extension to work with your Microsoft 365 account. 

Step 1: 

Log into www.office.com on your web browser, and sign in with your email address and password. 

Step 2: 

Once you’re in, click on your user icon at the top right of the screen, and then ‘view account’.

Step 3:

Next, click the ‘Security Info’ button located on the left-hand side of the screen. This will show you all of the current sign-in methods activated on your account.

Step 4

Click ‘Add Sign-In Method’ and select ‘Authenticator App’ from the list.

Step 5

You will then be given an option which is ‘I want to use a different authenticator app’. Click on this and the next prompt click next.

Step 6

At this point, you will need to open a new tab and go to the following link: Authenticator Extension. 

Once you’re on the web page, please select the blue option and add the extension to the browser you use. 

It will take you to another page with a blue ‘Get’ option on the right-hand side. Click this and then click the ‘Add extension’ option which will appear at the top of your screen.

Step 7 

You will want this extension to always be visible, so please click the jigsaw piece in the top right and then the pin. 

Step 8 

You now need to switch back to your Microsoft tab. You should have a QR code on your screen.

Click the Authenticator icon in the top right and then the scan option that follows. 

Step 9 

Scan the QR code and you should get a message saying your account has been added.

Click ‘OK’ and then ‘Next’. 

Step 10 

You will then be asked to enter a code.

Click on your authenticator icon in the top right and enter the code.

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