Enhancement Makes Students Safer Online

Jun 23, 2020

University Technology Services introduces Multi-Factor Authentication to help keep data secure.

two factor authentication

University Technology Services at Cal U is adding a new feature to keep students’ email and Office 365 accounts safer. 

Multi-Factor Authentication adds an extra verification step to students who are logging into their accounts. Students will be asked to register at https://aka.ms/mfasetup and choose an authentication option — mobile app notification, phone call or text message — that will be required to access email and other Microsoft applications. 

“With the amount of phishing and password attacks on the internet today, two-factor authentication is an easy way to add more security to user accounts,” said Dennis Carson, director of infrastructure for UTech Services. 

The MFA authentication will be enabled according to the following schedule based on email address: 

  • June 29: Email addresses beginning with the letters A-F
  • July 6: Letters G-L
  • July 13: Letters M-R
  • July 20: Letters S-Z 

Cal U alumni accounts and accounts for those who have retired from the University have been converted to Multi-Factor Authentication, and plans are  to convert faculty and staff accounts after the change for students is complete.

Need help?

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Email the UTech Helpdesk at utechrequests@calu.edu.