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 August 1, 2017 for the implementation date. Stay tuned for more information during the summer.