Logging in to Office Apps with Microsoft Authenticator (Alumni)

This article covers how to log in to Office apps with Microsoft Authenticator.

In Microsoft OneNote, you may have to click File and then select Account.

In Microsoft Teams, you may have to click on your profile image at the top right to find the sign out option.

Word home page

2. Check that the User Information is for your CSUF account. Then click Sign out.

Account screen
  1. Check that the account listed is your CSUF account and not a personal Microsoft account. If your personal account is listed, click Switch Account to enter your CSUF email address and switch to your CSUF account.
  2. Then click Sign out.

3. Click Yes to complete the sign out.

remove account confirmation

4. Click Sign In.

If you are on a personal device, you may be signed in with your personal Microsoft account. If so, click Switch Account to sign in with your CSUF account.

sign in to account

5. Enter your campus email address. Then click Next.

Microsoft sign-in screen
  1. Enter your campus email address (e.g., [email protected]).
  2. Then click Next.

6. Enter your campus password. Then click Sign In.

CSUF Microsoft authentication screen
  1. Enter your campus password. This is the same password that you use to log on to the campus portal.
  2. Then click Sign In.

7. Enter the code that you received via text message. Then click Verify.

Microsoft authenticator code
  1. Enter the code you received via text message on your phone.
  2. Click Verify.
  3. Didn't get the text message? Click Sign in another way to have Microsoft Authenticator call your phone.

8. If you are on a device that you use frequently, click Yes to stay signed in.

stay signed in

9. You're now signed in to this Microsoft app!

For Microsoft Office apps such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, when you sign in to one application, you are automatically signed in to the other Office applications. However, you will want to check other apps to make sure that they have updated correctly.

MS Word Account screen after sign-in

Need More Help?

Contact the Student IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-8888 for additional assistance.