Duo Security MFA for Microsoft 365 Services

Beginning in the Fall 2021 Semester, Rice will begin utilizing Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) to protect our Microsoft 365 environment. Affected services include Outlook, Teams, and OneDrive.

Step 1:  If you have not already done so, enroll your mobile device in Duo. The KB article for that process can be found here: Duo Enrollment Guide (rice.edu)


Step 2.  Sign into the Microsoft 365 service that you need to access. If you have not logged into a Microsoft 365 service before, this KB article can get you started: Rice University Microsoft 365

Microsoft Login


netid password


M365_select account


Step 3.   After providing your sign-in credentials to the M365 service, a prompt will appear notifying you to authenticate with Duo. You can elect to receive a push message or phone call, or you can use the Duo app to generate a 6-digit code. Push is the preferred method.

Duo Prompt

Step 4. Within a few seconds, you will receive a push notification to your enrolled device. Tap “Approve” to complete the process.

Push Notification



Microsoft 365 Training

Microsoft Training:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/training

See Also:

Microsoft Teams: Getting Started

Microsoft Office - Cheat Sheets




Keywords:Duo MFA M365 Multi-factor   Doc ID:113629
Owner:Chris B.Group:Rice University
Created:2021-09-10 12:17 CDTUpdated:2021-09-13 10:32 CDT
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