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How To Set Up Multi-Factor Authentication using your Phone Number - Text Message Verification

When you choose “Authentication Phone” as the method for Multi-Factor Authentication, refer to the following steps:

  1. When presented with the option to Keep your account secure, click the I want to set up a different method option if you want to be sent a text to verify authentication with MFA (figure 1).

Figure 1:

  1. Choose Text me a code from the drop down menu and then click Confirm.
  2. Enter your Mobile Number in the Enter phone number field beginning with the area code (Do not enter any spaces or dashes) (See Figure 2).
  3. Click Next to receive a 6-digit code via text message.

Figure 2:

5.  When you receive the text message, input the provided code into the prompt on the browser window.

  1. After inputting the code, you will be informed that you have successfully verified your SMS and your phone is now registered.



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