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Multi-Factor Authentication

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)

As of June 2018, several university applications are protected with MFA including HR Direct, VPN, and Summit. In the weeks and months ahead, MFA will be integrated with other university services, including server logons, Student Administration, vLabs, O365, and more. We will inform you before MFA is added to any new service.