Flagler College Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
For all Microsoft services (email, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc.) use Microsoft Authenticator
What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? When a system attempts to determine that you are who you claim to be, that is referred to as authentication. There are three methods, or factors, by which you can be authenticated.
- Something you know, such as a password
- Something you have, such as your mobile phone
- Something you are, such as your fingerprint
When more factors of authentication are used together to access security-sensitive services, the authentication process is more reliable and the level of assurance of your identity is greater, leading to better security.
MFA provides an extra layer of security
Activating MFA verification enhances protection of your account from hackers. We are used to one layer of security (our password) to protect our accounts. With MFA, hackers would need to not only get through the password layer but would need your phone or other verification method to get into your account.