Student-Set up MFA/2FA - iOS (requires a computer)

Follow the instructions listed on your computer and phone.  If you need detailed step-by-step instructions, continue with the steps below.

If you do not have a computer to use during setup, follow the instructions here:  Click here for iPhone.

If you would prefer to speak with someone please contact the IT Service Desk at 868-4000.

Step 1: Enroll in two-factor authentication

Click Here to Enroll in and Set up Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

  1. Enter your email address. ( or (
  2.  Note: If you have multiple Microsoft accounts ( for ext. at other schools) you may need to completely sign out of your account in order to sign into your Palm Beach State Microsoft Account.
  3. Click on Next.

Enter your email address

  1. You will be redirected to the Palm Beach State sign on page.
  2. Enter your password.
  3. Click on Sign in.

Enter your password and then sign in


  1. Click on Next.

Click on Next under more Information Required


Step 2: Download and Get Authenticator app from the App Store.

  1. From the App Store, type in Microsoft Authenticator and click on Get, download and install the app.

Click on Get to install Microsoft Authenticator


  1. On your PC screen, click on Next.


Click on Next under Keep your account secure


Step 3: Configure the Microsoft Authenticator app.

  1. On the Microsoft Authenticator app, select Work or School account.


Select School or Work account


  1. Click on OK to allow Authenticator to access the Camera.

Click on OK to allow Authenticator to acces the Camera


  1. Click on Next on the PC screen.

Microsoft Authenticator- Set up your account


  1. Scan the QR Code on the PC screen using Microsoft Authenticator after accessing your Camera.
  2. Click Next.

Scan the QR Code under keep your account secure


  1. A 6- Digit code will be generated by the Microsoft Authenticator app.

Six digit code generated by Microsoft Authenticator


  1. Enter the 6- Digit code on your PC under Enter Code.

Enter the six digit code generated by Microsoft Authenticator


  1. You will be prompted to approve the notification sent to your phone. This is only to test that you are able to receive notifications.

The approval notfication was sent to the phone

  1. Click on Approve on your phone.

Approve the notification for Microsoft Authenticator


  1. You will receive the message "Notification approved" on your PC screen.
  2. Click on Next.

Microsoft Authentication- Notification approved


Step 4: Configure Phone authentication.

  1. Enter your phone number.

Enter your phone number


  1. You will receive an automated phone call from Microsoft.
  2. Press on the # Key to authenticate after following the instructions.


Receive the automated phone call

  1. Click on Next after the call is answered.

Phone authencation method set up successfully

  1. Both phone and app authentication methods will be checked once they are set up successfully.

Both authentication methods are set up

  1. Click on Done.


Note: If the Mail app on your mobile does not support MFA/2FA, it is recommended to use the Microsoft Outlook app to access your PBSC email.

Click here to set up the Microsoft Outlook app after enrolling and setting up MFA/2FA.


If you still need assistance, call the IT Service Desk at 868-4000 or submit a ticket.

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