What is Multi-factor Authentication?

What is Multi-factor Authentication?

Multi-Factor Authentication

On June 1, 2020, you'll have the optional ability to enable multi-factor authentication on your Microsoft Office 365 account!

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-factor authentication is a security method which requires that the persons verify their identity in two or more ways. The verifications are usually a combination of at least two of these options:


  • Something you have (access code, mobile phone)
  • Something you know (your password)
  • Something you are (fingerprint, retina scan)


Why would I want Multi-Factor Authentication?

Passwords aren’t as strong as you might think! As the number of cyberthreats on the web increases, many organizations and businesses are utilizing multi-factor authentication technology to help keep their sensitive information safe. Multi-Factor Authentication requires an additional sign-in verification method that a cyber threat actor wouldn’t have, even if they have your password (something you have, something you know, something you are).

How It Works

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a powerful security tool to help you protect your accounts. It creates layered protection that requires users to sign in using more than one verification method, which helps keep the University safe and helps prevent cybercriminals from gaining access to your personal information.


Multi-factor authentication is easy - just sign in, verify, and get acccess!

Sign-up now – Enabled June 1


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