How do I set up Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) for AU VPN using my smartphone?


You will need to set up multi factor authentication while on campus.


  • Download an app for your smart phone which supports OAUTH. We recommend Microsoft Authenticator but you can use others:
  • On your computer:
    • Log in to using your Aberystwyth credentials (page only accessible on campus)
    • Click Enroll Token in the left-hand menu
    • Select TOTP: Time based One Time Passwords
    • Enter a meaningful Description e.g. "My iPhone token"
    • Click Enroll Token
  • On your phone, scan the QR code in your authenticator app as follows:
    • Open Microsoft Authenticator on your smart phone
    • Click the + at the top right
    • Select Other
    • Scan the code with your phone camera
  • Once the code is scanned, you will see it under All tokens. You can click on your token to manage it, disable it or delete it
    • You should delete tokens when you are no longer using the device they are connected to e.g. when you get a new phone
  • You will be prompted to enter the codes generated by your authentication app when logging in to services which require MFA
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