NOTE: If you reset your phone or purchase a new one, you must submit a request for your MFA to be reset. To submit an MFA request, visit

Step 1: Download The FREE Microsoft Authenticator On Your Smart Phone.

In either the Apple App Store or the Google play store search for “Microsoft Authenticator”

Note: If you do not have a smartphone, Visit to submit a helpdesk ticket. A technician will contact you with an alternate method of MFA. 

Microsoft Google

Google Play

Microsoft Auth

App Store

Step 2: Log into MyMECC on your Computer

  • On your computer log into MyMECC.
  • Enter username and password as requested.
  • You will be presented with a QR Code.

Note: If no QR Code is presented please submit a ticket at

Scan QR Code

Step 3: Add MyMECC account to Microsoft Authenticator app.

  • Open the Microsoft Authenticator on your smart phone.
  • Apple users, click on “+”; Android users, click on “…” to start adding account.
  • Select “Work or School” account.
  • Next select “Scan QR Code”
  • Finish accounting the account by scanning the QR code on your computer.
Add account

Step 4: Final Step

  • Enter the 6 digit number without a space from the app, in the box to complete the MFA process.

How does Multifactor Authentication (MFA) work?

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to a resource such as an application, online account, or a VPN. MFA is a core component of a strong identity and access management (IAM) policy.

Time-Based One Time Password

Time Based One Time Password (TOTP) is a one time password that is only useable for 30-60 seconds. This can be done using a smartphone app. VCCS policy states that students logging into MyMECC must configure MFA to verify your identity during the login process.