In a system-wide initiative, UMass Lowell is implementing Multi-Factor Authentication to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information and university data. In its simplest form, MFA uses two of three authentication methods to verify your identity:
- Something you know (like your password)
- Something you have (like your mobile phone)
- Something you are (like a fingerprint)
The first application that will be using MFA is HR Direct, the self-service application available to all current UMass Lowell employees to manage their human resource and payroll data. The UMass campuses are targeting 8/1/2017 for the implementation date. Stay tuned for more information during the summer.