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Multi-Factor Authentication

As cybersecurity threats become increasingly sophisticated, Queen's is joining institutions around the world in adopting multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a way to keep our employees’ digital assets, information and user identities safe. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method in which a user is granted access to services only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to prove their identity. MFA-enabled services at Queen's University use Microsoft's Azure MFA. 

For a list of MFA-enabled applications, please view the MFA-Enabled Applications knowledge base article.

Tutorials

Enrolling in MFA

Faculty and Staff

All Queen's faculty and staff are required to enrol in MFA to access services such as Office 365 and PeopleSoft. Please note that IT Services strongly recommends that faculty and staff enroll in MFA using the Microsoft Authenticator App, available from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.  

For information on how to enrol, please see the Staff and Faculty MFA Enrolment page.

Students

Enrolling in MFA is easy and provides an added layer of protection for your data. Students opting to enable MFA can follow the steps in the Student MFA Enrolment page

Configuring MFA

There are a few options for configuring MFA on your account, but note that IT Services strongly recommends enrolling in MFA using the Microsoft Authenticator App, available from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Please see the tutorials below for information on configuring MFA:

Signing in with MFA

To sign in with MFA, please view the How to Sign in with MFA tutorial.

Additional Information

Please see the articles below for more information about MFA: