All BCF Office 365 accounts now have multi-factor authentication enabled.
Passwords and complex passphrases alone no longer provide adequate protection. Per industry best-practices, we now enable “MFA” (multi-factor authentication, also called 2-factor authentication) for all BCF Office 365 accounts.
You may change your account MFA and other options at the following web page: https://myprofile.microsoft.com (Log in with your school account; choose “Work or School account” if prompted.) It is strongly recommended that you use this portal to configure at least one backup verification method, and also to periodically verify that your settings are current.
After logging in to Office 365’s “My Account” portal, look for “Security Info" as a card or in the side menu, and then click on the link for “Additional Security Verification”.
You may choose from several options - a text message sent to your phone, use Microsoft’s Authenticator app to get a code, or respond to a notification in the authenticator app, and others. Choose your preferred option to set which method will be used first. Choose “Authentication phone” to provide your mobile number to receive texted codes, or automated phone calls for verification. Select multiple options in order to have backup methods of verifying your login.
If you wish to use Microsoft’s Authenticator app, download it from the App Store or Play Store (it is free). You will then use it by choosing “add account” to scan a QR code that is displayed on screen in the portal after clicking “Set up Authenticator app”. It is possible to add multiple instances of an authenticator app as well, if you would like to be able to use it from multiple phones as backup.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-850-263-9020 or 1-850-263-9058 for the IT Department if you have any questions or need assistance. You must provide your BCF ID Number and be able to verify your identity before receiving help. For an email, include your BCF ID Number and we must already have your personal email address that you are emailing from on record for your ID Number. For a phone call, you must provide your BCF ID Number and answer identity verification questions.