Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is a way of logging into your university account which adds further security and requires you to receive and/or enter a time-limited code as proof of who you are.
As part of using the Remote Desktop, you will have to register for MFA. This means that when you go to log into the service, you'll be prompted to enter your university password (as usual) but you will also be asked to use a second form of security method in order to verify who you are.
Once you complete the registration form for the Remote Desktop service, we will enable your account for MFA. This means that the first time, after registration, that you attempt to access any university service requiring your login (email, Blackboard, Student Hub etc.) you will be prompted to complete your MFA profile.
You will be taken through steps to provide details for a second method of authentication for logging in, which can be using your mobile number to receive a code by text message or by using a notification/code through the Microsoft Authenticator app (app download required).
You can follow step-by-step instructions using our MFA Registration Guide.
After you have set-up your MFA profile, you will only need to use MFA when accessing the Remote Desktop Service. MFA is not currently enabled for other university systems, so you can continue to use everything else (Student Hub, Blackboard, Email, OneDrive, etc.) as normal.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org