Student Microsoft Authenticator

WARNING: A smart phone (iOS or Android device) is required to activate multifactor authentication on your NTC account. If you do not have a compatible device, please call the IT Help Desk at 715-803-1160 for alternative instructions. 

NOTE: You will need to go through the instructions while you are signing into Canvas/Workday/Email on a computer, and use Microsoft Authenticator on your phone.


Multifactor authentication is an added layer of security that sends a confirmation notification to your phone or device of your choice when you log into any NTC system with your NTC student account. It strengthens access security by requiring two methods (also referred to as factors) to verify your identity.

This prevents someone else from gaining access to your personal information, if they somehow gain access to your NTC password.


Steps to Setup Microsoft Multifactor Authentication:

  1. When accessing NTC resources such as your NTC student email or Canvas for the first time, you will be prompted for more information as shown below.

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  1. Click Next to proceed with enrollment process.

  2. Open the Google Play Store or Apple App Store on your Android or iOS device. Search for the Microsoft Authenticator app, and download it.  

  1. Once the app is installed on your iOS or Android device, click the Next button show below.

  1. Click Next again.

  1. Open the Authenticator app on your iOS or Android device and click Accept and Continue on the screens shown below.  

  1. Click the Scan a QR code button in the Microsoft Authenticator app.

  1. Click Allow to let Microsoft Authenticator use the camera.  

  1. Click OK on the screen shown below.

  1. Scan the QR code displayed on the computer screen with your iOS or Android device and then click Allow to let Microsoft Authenticator send notifications.

  1. Click Next on the computer screen shown below.

WARNING: The QR code can only be on your computer monitor by going through the instructions. The code below is just an example.

12.  A randomly generated number will be displayed on the next screen as shown below. On your phone a notification will appear from Microsoft Authenticator. Enter the number displayed on the screen into the Microsoft Authenticator notification and click Yes.

13.  Once approved, you have successfully activated the Microsoft Authenticator app on your iOS or Android device. Click Next to proceed with signing in.