Office 365 Security Update

For Harvard Office 365 Users:two-step verification with Office 365

Two-step verification will now be required for all Harvard Office 365 email accounts effective immediately.  As a result, you will be prompted to sign in multiple times to access each of your Office 365 applications.

  • When you receive these prompts to sign in, it is safe to proceed.
  • If you experience any issues with email or your other Office 365 applications after signing in, you can reboot your device, or request help if issues continue.

To check that two-step verification is active on your Office 365 account, visit and click Manage Your Account & Services. If two-step verification isn’t active, follow these instructions to enable it.

If you have any questions or need help, please do not hesitate to reach out to the HUIT Service Desk at or 617-495-7777.

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT)