Keeping you and your account safer
It's easier than you think for someone to steal your password – reusing the same password for different websites, choosing a weak password or not spotting a phishing email, all put our university at risk.
Multifactor authentication (MFA) adds an extra layer of security when you sign in, by protecting your account with something you know (your password) and something you have (your phone).
With MFA enabled, even if someone else gets your password, it won't be enough to sign in to your account.
Set up MFA
To set up MFA you'll need either a mobile phone, tablet or landline phone.
Microsoft Authenticator app (recommended)
We recommend using the Microsoft Authenticator app set to "receive notifications for verification" as it provides the fastest and easiest method of MFA approval, and will continue to work even when your device has no phone or data connectivity.
Text message or phone call
Alternatively you can set up your device to receive a text or call (pdf).
If you choose this method, please do not use your University telephone extension number. You must use your personal or work mobile phone number, or a personal landline number.
Other authenticator apps
You can use other authenticator apps such as Google Authenticator if you prefer, but we do not provide support for these.