What is Multi-factor Authentication?

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is an approach to online security that requires you to provide more than one type of authentication for a login or other transaction.


Also known as ‘Two-step Verification’, MFA adds an extra layer of protection to your account and is used on a regular basis for many online transactions such as banking, shopping, or PayPal.

When will I have to use MFA?

When using a device that is off campus - this includes on the eduroam network - you will be required to use MFA when logging into Office365 services, such as the Outlook (client and web), SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

Setting up MFA

Multi-factor Authentication is fast becoming essential to secure cloud-based services. For this reason, you are required to set up MFA on your University Microsoft Office 365 account.


We recommend you set up two or more of these authentication methods:


  • Use the Microsoft Authenticator app on a mobile device (recommended)
  • Receive a code by text
  • Receive a call by phone

User Guides

You will be able to find user guides and useful FAQs regarding MFA here 


Note: You will have to login using your University username (e.g. s99js7 or u99jb19) and password.