Two-Step Verification

Two-step verification is an extra layer of security designed to ensure that you're the only person who can access your 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 and Microsoft Office 365 login.

 

Two-step verification for Office 365

Two step O365Two-step verification for Office 365 is now available for your Microsoft Office 365 account. Using two-step verification protects your messages and files from unauthorized access. Office 365 includes your Outlook email, files stored in OneDrive and SharePoint, and shared Teams sites.

Follow the steps below to activate this enhanced login feature today. It's quick, easy, and uses the same two-step verification process as HarvardKey.

 

 

InformationStep 1: Before you activate

Before you begin this process, make sure you meet the requirements and know what to expect when you activate two-step verification for Office 365. If you are new to Harvard, two-step verification for Office 365 is automatically enabled and you do not need to do anything.

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infoStep 2: How to activate

  1. Log into your HarvardKey account
  2. Under ‘Manage Your Services’ find ‘Office 365 Two-step Verification’
  3. Click ‘Activate’

View step-by-step video instructions for the activation process.
 

gearStep 3: After you activate

After you activate, it is important to follow these device-specific instructions to ensure a seamless transition for your email, calendar, and other Office 365 services:

 

Desktop

Mobile

HelpGet Help

For support and troubleshooting contact your school’s IT department.

 

 

Two-Step Verification for HarvardKey

Two step 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.