Microsoft MFA (How To) Set Primary Authentication Method from a Sign in Prompt

This article provides instructions for setting a primary authentication method for Multifactor Authentication.

With Microsoft MFA, users have the option to choose their preferred default method of contact for MFA notifications.
To choose a preferred default authentication notification method with Microsoft MFA please do the following:


  • On the Security info page, select Change next to the Default sign-in method information.


  • Choose Your preferred default method from the list of available methods


NOTE: If you would like to have Push Notifications to your phone as your preferred default method please select App based authentication - notification

  • Select Confirm. The preferred default method used for sign-in changes to the option you have selected from the list provided.

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Created2016-09-16 15:01:27Updated2024-06-21 09:17:45
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