Microsoft MFA (How To) Sign in another way

This article will provide instructions on how to authenticate using a backup method if you are experiencing difficulties authenticating.

As of February 21, 2023, the Microsoft Authenticator App has been updated to include number matching and location mapping for the Push Notification authentication methods.


If you are experiencing issues trying to authenticate when logging in with Microsoft Authenticator, please try the following action to troubleshoot:

1. When the authentication window appears, click I can't use my Microsoft Authenticator app right now.

Microsoft Authenticator app Prompt

2. You will have the option to sign in with a backup method if you have one entered. Select your chosen backup method and authenticate. 

Verify your identity another way


If you are unable to authenticate, contact the UWM Help Desk.

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OwnerHelp Desk K.GroupUW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created2016-02-15 11:23:29Updated2023-09-25 16:18:42
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