Does my device support Multi-Factor Authentication?

Does my device support Multi-Factor Authentication?

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students=

Edinburgh Napier University recommends the use of the Microsoft Authenticator app for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) - it offers the most convenient and secure MFA experience. 

MFA App imageThis can be installed on:

  • iPhones
  • iPads
  • Android devices


iPhone imageOn iPhones and iPads the Microsoft Authenticator app supports devices with an iOS version of 10 or newer.  This means that if you have an up to date iPhone 5, 5C or newer you can use it.  A 4th Generation iPad (2012) or newer can also support it.  



Android ImageAndroid device support varies by manufacturer. Find the Microsoft Authenticator on the Play Store to see if your device is compatible.  Generally if your device is 8 years old or newer it will be.



If your device does not support the Microsoft Authenticator App, then as long as your device can receive an SMS message it can be used for Multi-factor Authentication.

Find out more about the Microsoft Authenticator App.

Find out more about the MFA Project.

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