Student Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

The UWI St. Augustine Campus, like many other organizations have systems in place to protect its users and information from cyber threats.

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a best-practice security measure for protecting online services. MFA requires users to verify their identity through a second method (e.g., text message) before logging into a secure system.

Sometimes known as two-step verification, MFA adds an extra layer of protection to help prevent hackers and spammers from accessing your email and account — even if they have your password. 

What systems will require MFA?

MFA is being introduced to the Microsoft 365 services which include Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, etc. Eventually all student services will require MFA.

Benefits of MFA?

With MFA enabled on your account

  1. Access to your student email will be more secure
  2. May reduce the occurrence of SPAM
  3. Work towards preventing Phishing emails

How to set up your device for MFA

The following resource will help you configure your device for MFA:

  1. Quick link to your Student MFA configuration
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