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Azure AD Cloud-only Authentication Expected Experience

This page describes via words and pictures what an uw.edu Azure AD user with cloud-only authentication without Duo 2FA can expect to experience at sign-in.

Step 1: The Microsoft sign-in page.

https://login.microsoftonline.com should be the URL of the Microsoft sign-in page.

You should enter your user principal name (UPN), e.g. pottery@uw.edu.

Note: you may be asked to choose a work/school account or personal account at this point. See https://itconnect.uw.edu/wares/msinf/other-help/faq/aad-terms/#accountTypes for more info.

Step 2: Enter password in Microsoft sign-in page

The Microsoft sign-in page detects your @uw.edu UPN and reacts by giving you the appropriate cloud-based authentication experience. This means the user will enter their password in the Microsoft sign-in page. This is the next page in the sequence:

Note the UW logo at the top, the UPN you entered in step 1, and the UW-specific help text at the bottom.

You enter your UW NetID password into the password field.

Step 3: Stay signed in (SSI)

You should be redirected to the following page, with a question about whether you want to stay signed in:

Note the UW logo at the top, the UPN you entered in step 1, and the UW-specific help text at the bottom.

You can select either option. If using a public or shared computer, such as a kiosk, you should choose No.

After selection, you should be redirected to the application that started the Azure AD sign-in process.

Last reviewed June 29, 2021