Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Setup

NOTE: If you reset your phone or purchase a new one, you must submit a request for your MFA to be reset. Visit to submit a helpdesk ticket

Step 1: Download The FREE Microsoft Authenticator On Your Smart Phone.

In either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store search for “Microsoft Authenticator”

Note: If you do not have a smartphone, Visit to submit a helpdesk ticket. A technician will contact you with an alternate method of MFA. 


Microsoft Google

Google Play

Microsoft Auth

App Store


Step 2: Log into MyMECC on your Computer

  • On your computer log into MyMECC.
  • Enter username and password as requested.
  • You will be presented with a QR Code.

Note: If no QR Code is presented please submit a ticket at


Scan QR Code


Step 3: Add MyMECC account to the Microsoft Authenticator app.

  • Open the Microsoft Authenticator on your smartphone.
  • Apple users, click on “+”; Android users, click on “…” to start adding account.
  • Select “Work or School” account.
  • Next select “Scan QR Code”
  • Finish accounting the account by scanning the QR code on your computer.


Add account


Step 4: Final Step

  • Enter the 6 digit number without a space from the app, in the box to complete the MFA process.


How does Multifactor Authentication (MFA) work?

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to a resource such as an application, online account, or a VPN. MFA is a core component of a strong identity and access management (IAM) policy.

Time-Based One Time Password

Time Based One Time Password (TOTP) is a one-time password that is only useable for 30-60 seconds. This can be done using a smartphone app. VCCS policy states that students logging into MyMECC must configure MFA to verify your identity during the login process.

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