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Accessing Your NIH Email Account from Your Personal Computer

To gain secure access to the NIH Office 365 (O365) tools on your personal computer, you will need to register for multi-factor authentication (MFA) using the Microsoft Authenticator application. This will provide you with remote access to O365 tools, including NIH email and calendar through Microsoft Outlook and also OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Please take the following actions:

  1. Complete this survey. This will accomplish two things: (1) you will be added to an OITE trainee listserv to guarantee that you receive important emails in your personal inbox and (2) CIT will use the information to enter your information into Microsoft Authenticator.
  2. Watch for an email advising you that you can now register for MFA.
  3. Follow the directions by clicking on the instruction required below. Important Note: To access the instructions below, type in your username and password when prompted.

  4. If you have difficulties, check out the resources below.

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) FAQs

Need more help?

Contact the NIH IT Service Desk using the information below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can still access NIH Library resources by going to and clicking on “Log In” located in the upper right of the webpage.  This will reroute you to Then, select “NIH – National Institutes of Health” under Agency PIV Card/Credentials Log In and enter the latter to access NIH Library resources.