Multi-Factor Authentication

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


Get extra security to help protect your information and keep the University safe, enable multi-factor authentication on your Microsoft Office 365 account today.

All students and faculty will be auto-enrolled this spring. Proactively enroll now if you haven't already to avoid potential disruption.


It's highly recommended to self-enroll in multi-factor authentication for your security, it only takes a moment. The preferred and easiest method of multi-factor authentication enrollment requires both a computer and a mobile device, usually a smartphone. Click below and follow the instructions to self-enroll.

self-Enroll in multi-factor authentication

Alternative options:

Automatic Enrollment

As part of an initiative to increase security across campus, some groups are automatically enrolled in multi-factor authentication. Groups scheduled for automatic enrollment will receive a series of reminder emails. If you think you've been automatically enrolled, click below and follow the instructions to complete the setup process.

Complete Automatic Enrollment

Alternative options:

Change Verification Settings

Already enrolled in multi-factor authentication but want to change how you receive verifications or set up a back-up verification method? Click below.

Change verification settings



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 authentication yourself is quick and easy! Just follow the set-up instructions:

Some groups are automatically enrolled in multi-factor authentication and will receive reminder emails. Once you're auto-enrolled, follow these instructions to complete the setup process:

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 

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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