Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365): Configuring Outlook with Modern Authentication on Windows

Microsoft 365 is a shared service across the university and health system. Documentation for this service covers the needs of both Duke Health and University customers. Depending on what version of Office you are using, your screens may vary. These instructions provide the basic process.

This article assumes that Microsoft 365 has been installed on your PC. If Microsoft 365 isn't installed, see Microsoft 365: Install Software Applications.

Modern authentication uses Shibboleth to securely log Duke users into their accounts.

  1. Start Microsoft Outlook.
  2. The Searching Accounts window opens and prompts for your email address.
  3. Enter your Duke email address and click Connect. The Duke Log In window appears.
  4. Log in with your NetID and password. Outlook opens.

For help, contact your local IT support group, the OIT Service Desk, or DHTS.

Article number: KB0034646

Valid to: February 6, 2025