TLU offers Multi-Factor Authentication (known as MFA) for all faculty, staff and students through Microsoft. It is currently required for staff who have access to confidential systems and optional for everyone else (for now). This double layer of security helps make your login more secure. Impacts Webmail, OneDrive, Office 365, and MyTLU. To add this extra layer use the link below or contact the IT helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org
How it works: Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
Multi-factor authentication is a process in which users are prompted during the sign-in process for an additional form of identification, such as a code on your cellphone (using an APP or text message) or a voice call.
If you only use a password to authenticate a user, it leaves an insecure vector for attack. If the password is weak or has been exposed elsewhere, an attacker could be using it to gain access. When you require a second form of authentication, security is increased because this additional factor isn't something that's easy for an attacker to obtain or duplicate.
Microsoft Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication works by requiring two or more of the following authentication methods:
Something you know, typically a password.
Something you have, such as a trusted device that's not easily duplicated, like a phone.
TLU's implementation allows for a text message or a voice call to a cell phone or phone. Additionally you can download the Microsoft authenticator app and use this method. You will be prompted for which method to use when you sign up. You will need at least have a phone (cell phone) that you have easy access to.
MFA video tutorial: (just under 4minutes long)