What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multi-factor authentication is an added layer of security used to verify your identity when signing in to an application. When enabled, you will need to present a combination of credentials to verify your identity. This increases security because even if one credential becomes compromised (your password), unauthorized users will be unable to meet the second authentication requirement which is either a code that changes every 60 seconds (time-based one time passwords TOTP), a push notification that you respond to on your phone (Okta Verify), or a physical hardware key (Yubikey) that you connect to unlock your account.
Where will I use Multi-Factor Authentication?
- All users - June 2023
- Google Workspace (Gmail, Google Docs, etc) and Canvas
- Faculty - March 4th, 2024
- Students - April 3rd, 2024
- Alumni - May 13th, 2024
How do I set up Multi-Factor Authentication?
What is the easiest option?
Okta Verify is a mobile application that can be used for multi-factor authentication. While you can choose from several authentication methods for the login process, the Okta Verify app is one of the easiest and most secure options.