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These instructions assume you have already installed M365 on a Mac. Before you can use any M365 application on a computer, you must sign in with your UAlbany credentials and activate it.


  1. To activate M365, open your Finder and go to your applications folder. Double-click on any M365 Office application (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint…) to run it.
  2. If you are prompted, choose Already bought Office? Sign in:
  3. You will be redirected to the Microsoft sign in page. Enter your email address and click Next.
  4. The UAlbany Sign-in Screen will pop up. Enter your NetID and Password.
  5. Authentication with the Duo application is required. You will need to select one of the three options to complete the second factor authentication:
  6. Once validated, you will see a message that you can now start using any M365 Office applications on this computer.

Need more help? Contact the ITS Service Desk.