Multi-factor authentication (MFA) adds additional security to accounts that greatly reduces the chance of them being compromised. It does this by requiring an additional verification step beyond just a username and password. This verification can be completed in a variety of ways. It is up to each individual to pick which method they use based on their needs.
Several Verification Methods Available
The University uses Microsoft's multi-factor authentication solution. That solution supports several options for users to be contacted for verification. Users can choose one or many of these options and choose which one is their default.
We recommend that individuals setup at least two so that there is a backup option available.
Users with an Android or iOS Device
We recommend that users with an Android or iOS device consider installing the Microsoft Authenticator app and setting up the phone call method as a backup.
Users without an Android or iOS Device
We recommend that users without an Android or iOS device consider configured both the phone call and text message method.
There are several ways to get help with MFA.
Technology Support Center
Departmental IT Support