Multi-Factor Authentication is technology that provides an added layer of security when you login to your Union College account. MFA is vital to protect your data, Union's data, and Union's digital infrastructure.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is currently optional for all Union faculty and staff, but will be a security requirement for all faculty, staff, and students in the future.
About Multi-Factor Authentication
Union faculty, staff, and students are required to provide their username and password to access online resources. However, if the username and password are compromised by phishing, hacking, or other means, their account and Union digital resources may be at risk of malicious attack.
MFA adds an additional layer of security by requiring a username and password (what you know), as well as verified access to a registered device (what you have).
How MFA Works
- Enroll in MFA (see below). Register one or more devices, such as a smartphone and tablet.
- Log in as usual. Access Union systems using your username and password.
- Verify your identity. MFA will prompt you to verify your identity using one of the devices you registered (see step 1).
How to Enroll
ITS has partnered with Okta, an identity management service that provides its services to more than 9,400 organizations world-wide. Multi-Factor Authentication is activated when you select from available factors provided by Okta.
Please follow the information contained in the following link to enroll.
See the MFA Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.