Multi-Factor Authentication

It's easy - just sign in, verify, and get access!


You have the optional ability to enable multi-factor authentication on your Microsoft Office 365 account for extra security to help protect your information and keep the University safe.

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Select the self-enrollment option below based on how you will want to verify your identity. 



Multi-factor authentication 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. 

Enrolling in multi-factor is quick and easy! Just follow the set-up instructions for your device.

No, you do not have to use your personal smartphone for verification. You can set multi-factor authentication to verify through a phone call. Follow the set-up instructions below:

Even if you don't have a smartphone, you can still use multi-factor authentication. Enroll using your office or personal phone and receive a call or text with a verification code for sign-in. Follow these self-enrollment instructions.

If you lose your smartphone, you can still verify your sign-in using another method. You should also immediately take steps to find and secure your device.

Multi-factor authentication for Microsoft Office 365 does not always require verification if it remembers the device you are using. On the devices that Office 365 remembers, it will periodically ask for verification, but not always.

If you are not receiving your verification and you think you should be, read instructions on how to resolve.

If you recently got a new smart phone, follow the instructions below to set up multi-factor authentication:

Multi-factor is a critical security tool that protects your data as well as the data of our students. Once enrolled in multi-factor authentication your respective Vice President, or the Provost for Academic Affairs units will need to request an exception on your behalf by contacting the IT Solutions Center

For your request to be evaluated, please describe the business need for an exception to multi-factor authentication. The IT Solutions Center will pass the request to the Chief Information Security Officer for review.


The following email clients are compatible with Office 365 multi-factor authentication:

  • Outlook for Windows
  • Outlook for macOS
  • Outlook for Android
  • Outlook for iOS
  • Gmail app for Android
  • Mail app for iOS
  • Mozilla Thunderbird is not supported at this time.  Mozilla has announced future support (currently in beta)

Any app that utilizes Microsoft Office 365 single sign-on, including all Office 365 apps, may require authentication.


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