Multi-Factor Authentication Rolling Out to All Remaining Brockport Accounts

On Monday, May 24, 2021, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) registration will be turned on for all remaining Brockport accounts. Departmental generic account security will be addressed in a separate project later this year and will not get MFA at this time.

You will begin to get prompted to register your MFA device when you log into Office365 services (Teams, Outlook (email), Office, etc…) from off-campus if you have not already been using MFA. If you have not yet registered for MFA, follow the steps outlined in this article Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Enrollment Process. Please Note: Since you will not be prompted to use your second factor when logging in on campus, it is recommended that you don’t use your office phone as your authentication phone.

It is strongly recommended to register at least two methods of authentication to ensure you have a backup in the event you lose your phone or get a new device. You can register, change, or update your second factor by using the associated link.

Brockport IT’s recommended second-factor method is push notifications. A push notification is a message that pops up on your mobile device (where the authenticator app is installed). Once set up, you can log into your account by entering your username and password then approving the notification on your mobile device. You can set up push notifications by following the instructions in the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Installing the Authenticator App and Registering Your Devices article. If you have any questions, please review Brockport’s Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) FAQ. If your question is not addressed in the FAQ article, please contact the IT Service Desk by phone or placing a ticket in the IT Service Desk Portal.

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Posted: May 14, 2021