Two-step verification for Office 365
Two-step verification for Office 365 is now available to safeguard your email, OneDrive and other Office 365 resources. Activate this important feature today to better protect your messages and files from unauthorized access.
Set up two-step for Office 365 on desktop
If you've activated two-step verification for Office 365 in HarvardKey self-service and you use Microsoft Office, there's nothing more you need to do to use it on your laptop or desktop computer. If you use Apple Mail, you need to follow instructions to update your account.
You can activate two-step verification for Office 365 in HarvardKey self-service.
Simply sign in using your HarvardKey credentials, click Manage Your Accounts & Services, and click Activate.
If you're new to Harvard, you won't need to do anything to start using two-step verification for Office 365. This feature will automatically be activated for new users.
There are requirements for using two-step verification for Office 365:
- You must be a HarvardKey holder
- You must have already claimed your HarvardKey
- You must be using a supported client. See details on the IT Help Portal
- You must not have a primary affiliation at Harvard Business School or Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Use this information about getting started with two-step verification for Office 365 for more resources.
To print a quick start guide, use this summary of two-step for Office 365.
If you need help enabling two-step verification for Office 365, submit a ticket on the IT Help Portal or call 617-495-7777.
Two-step verification for HarvardKey
Two-step verification for HarvardKey is an extra layer of security designed to ensure that you're the only person who can access your Harvard account, even if your password is stolen. Verify your identity with a device in your possession, commonly a mobile phone, as part of your HarvardKey login.