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Multiple Factor Authentication

Multiple Factor Authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of security where the user not only supplies a username and password, but also performs an additional step in order to gain access to a protected system.

Why should I opt-in to the MFA program?

MFA will protect you and your data if your password is ever stolen due to phishing or any other type of cyber attack.

If you enroll in the MFA program, your primary password will be set to never expire. No more pesky password expiration reminders :-)

How do I enroll for MFA?

Easy! Just click on the button below and you will be directed to our MFA enrollment page (available on-campus only), login, and submit the form. Please allow 1-2 business days for your account to be setup. Read on to learn to more...

What should I expect?

Office 365. Your email account will be enabled by System Administrators for multi-factor authentication. Sign in to mail.office365.com and follow these simple steps to finish setting up MFA for Office 365. We highly recommend Microsoft Authenticator as the easiest verification method to use, and a way to avoid text or call charges. It is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Certain non-browser apps, such as the Apple native email client that uses Exchange Active Sync, currently do not support multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication is enabled per user. This means that if a user has been enabled for multi-factor authentication and they are attempting to use non-browser apps, they will be unable to do so. An App Password allows this to occur.

Once you have an app password, you use this in place of your original password with these non-browser apps. This is because when you register for two-step verification, you're telling Microsoft not to let anyone sign in with your password if they can't also perform the second verification.

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Protect Your Information

  • DO NOT send social security numbers in emails or in attachments.
  • DO NOT send credit card numbers in emails or in attachments.
  • DO NOT keep files containing social security numbers or credit card numbers in your workstation's hard drive (C:).
  • Use department shares, T: Drives, or your OneDrive to save sensitive information like SSNs and CCNs.
  • If you don't need it, delete it.

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