Register an MFA Device with a QR Code

Using the QR code is the most convenient way to register a device for multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Prerequisites: See Multi-factor Authentication Overview.

Steps to register a device with a QR Code

  1. On your smartphone, open the virtual authenticator app.
  2. In the app, select the option to add an account or scan a QR code.
  3. Use your smartphone's camera to scan the QR code on your computer screen. The app will automatically recognize the code and add the account.
  4. After adding the account to your virtual authenticator app, the app will generate a one-time code. Enter this code into the Cornerstone MFA page to verify the setup and confirm that the virtual authenticator app is correctly set up.
  5. Once verified, your MFA device is active. Now, each time you log in to your account, you must open your virtual authenticator app to generate a temporary code to complete the login process. See Login Process - Log in Using Multi-factor Authentication.