Multi Factor Authentication

Overview

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) provides an additional layer of security to Office 365 by requiring a second authentication method such as a text or phone call. Following the initial verification, users may be prompted when MFA identifies a high-risk activity such as: a new device, unfamiliar IP address, impossible travel, or compromised credentials.

Benefits

Email attacks are becoming more prevalent and disruptive to UCCS. As result, OIT is implementing MFA which will work to help protect users from unauthorized access using compromised credentials.

Who May Use This Service?

This service is enabled for all UCCS Students as of 1/29/2018.

This service will be enabled for all UCCS users (including Faculty and Staff) 2/15/2018.

What Do I Need To Get This Service?

You don’t have to do anything to turn on the service as MFA works in the Cloud to protect your account, but you will have to register your security verification method (instructions below).

When Is Support Available For This Service?

Support for your account and password needs is available 24/7 at accounts.uccs.edu.

Additional assistance is available during posted Help Desk hours. 

How Do I Change Or Stop This Service?

You may update your Multifactor Authentication options here: Update MFA Options

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