Adding Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) in 4 Easy Steps!

What is MFA?

MFA is an extra sign-in step after typing in your username and password to gain access to your account. This extra verification step can occur by text or phone call and will only prompt you when working from a personal device or away from campus. This is important because passwords alone can be stolen by criminals and without a second step, they will have access to everything you have access to.

MFA is really easy to set up. It is important to add two or more sign-in methods in case you leave your phone at home or it gets lost or broken.

Here are the four steps for setting up two phones for MFA. You could use any combination of phones: your work and personal cell phones, your work desk phone and home landline, a cell phone and a desk phone. You can also use the authenticator app on any smart device: tablet or phone!

Step 1

Go to your account sign-in methods here:

My Sign-Ins | Security Info |

Step 2

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Repeat Step 2 but select Alternate Phone instead. This time you will only have the option to select Call me. When your alternate phone is called, press the # key when prompted.

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Step 4

Choose your preferred sign-in method by setting a default.

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