Set up a security key as your verification method.

  1. Sign in your Microsoft account at and go to My Profile page.

  2. Choose Security Info and then Add sign-in method to see a list of different methods. Next, choose Security key from the list.

  3. Choose USB device.

  4. In the Setting up your new sign-in method page, select Next.

    • If you are using an IDmelon Reader, insert it into the USB port of your device, tap your smartphone to the Reader which starts blinking blue for a few seconds to receive the notification.

    • If you are using IDmelon Pairing Tool, you will receive the notification on the smartphone which is already paired with your computer.

  5. You will return to the Security info page, type a name you’ll recognize later for your new security key, and then select Next.

  6. Select Done to close the Security key page. The Security info page is updated with your security key information.