Multi-Factor Authentication

  • Nassau BOCES Employees are asked to complete the steps in this guide by Monday, April 4, after which multi-factor authentication will be required.

    To strengthen security, Nassau BOCES is implementing multi-factor authentication on our accounts. Multi-factor authentication is a commonly used process that requires a user to provide two or more pieces of evidence to verify their identity to gain access to an app or digital resource.  An example of this is seen when your bank sends a numeric code to your mobile phone which you must then enter on a screen to complete a log-in process. This guide will walk you through setting up Multi-Factor Authentication for your Nassau BOCES account. Download the guide (PDF).

Get the app on your phone

    1. You will need to download the Microsoft Authenticator app from the Apple App Store (for iOS users) or the Google Play Store (for Android users). There are two convenient ways to get the app:
      1. Navigate to this site to use a QR code to open the installation page on your phone:
      2. Search the Apple App Store/Google Play Store for Microsoft Authenticator. Make sure that it is the app published by Microsoft.

Enroll your account in Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication

    1. From a Web browser on your computer, visit your Account Settings page at
    2. Sign in to your Nassau BOCES account.
    3. You will be prompted to enter more information. Click Next to continue.
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    4. On the next screen, a Keep your account secure wizard appears. If you already have installed the Microsoft Authenticator app on your device, choose Next.
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    5. Now you will connect your Microsoft Authenticator app with your Nassau BOCES Microsoft account. Click Next to continue.
    6. On the next screen, you will be presented with a QR code on your computer.
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      1. Alert boxOpen the Microsoft Authenticator App on your mobile device
        1. On iPhone: Click on the plus icon in the top right.
        2. On Android: click on the three dots in the top right and then click add account
    7. Select the Work or school account option.
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    8. Choose the Scan QR Code option and scan the QR code that appears on your computer.
    9. Click Next on the screen that appears on your computer.
    10. You will be prompted to approve the sign-in on your device. Click the notification that appears and choose Approve.
    11. Complete the enrollment process by clicking Next and then Done.

Sign in to your Nassau BOCES account using your two-step verification method

  • To sign in with a notification from the Microsoft Authenticator app:

    1. Sign in to an application or service such as Microsoft 365 using your Nassau BOCES username and password.
    2. Microsoft sends a notification to the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device.
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    3. Open the notification on your phone and select the Verify key. You should now be signed in.

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Last Modified on March 21, 2022