Microsoft 365 message “More information required Your organization needs more information to keep your account secure” at sign in

If you get the following message “More information required” and “Your organization needs more information to keep your account secure” when signing in which looks like this:

Users can select “Skip for now (XX days until is required)” which will then prompt for their account details again but it will finally require all users to select Next and do the secondary authentication.

NOTE: To improve your security with your Microsoft Account, it is highly advised to setup the Secondary Authentication

But if you do want to get rid of this notification without setting up secondary authentication, you can do the following:

  • Sign in to https://portal.office.com/ with your Microsoft 365 admin account

    IMPORTANT: If you are not the administrator of your Microsoft 365 account or do not have these details, you will not be able to proceed

  • Select Admin¬†

  • Select … Show all and under Admin centers select Azure Active Directory

  • Select Azure Active Directory in the left menu

  • Under Manage select Properties

  • Under Access management for Azure resources, select Manage Security defaults at the bottom

  • Set Enable security defaults to No and then select Save

  • You can now Sign out of your Microsoft 365 admin account and this message should no longer appear when you sign in

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