Does my device support Multi-Factor Authentication?
Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s staff
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.
This can be installed on:
- Android devices
On iPhones and iPads you'll find the Microsoft Authenticator app on the App Store on your iPhone or iPad. It supports devices with an iOS version of 15 or newer. This means that if you have an up to date iPhone 6S, SE or newer you can use it. An iPad (5th generation or newer), iPad Air (2nd generation or newer), iPad Mini (5th generation or newer) or iPad Pro can also support it.
Android device support varies by manufacturer. You'll find the Microsoft Authenticator on the Play Store of your device 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 MFA