IT Account: MFA

Set up Multi Factor Authentication

Staff and students are required to secure their IT account by setting up Microsoft Authentication.

Usernames can be looked up and passwords are often too easy to guess, so that's why almost all online services - banks, social media, shopping and Microsoft 365 - have added a way for your accounts to be more secure. You may hear it called "Two-Step Verification" or "Multifactor Authentication" but the good ones all operate off the same principle…

When you sign into an account for the first time on a new device or app (like a web browser) you need more than just the username and password. You need two things to prove who you are:

  • Something you know - Like a password, or a memorized PIN.
  • Something you have - Like a smartphone, or secondary email.

To set up MFA, see our Guides and Videos or visit our FAQs. For guidance on resetting your password please see our Password Reset resource.

Related resources | IT Account: PasswordInformation Security | MS Outlook | IT Service Desk

Last updated on 27 March 2024