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Multi-Factor Authentication

What is multi-factor authentication?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA), sometimes called two-step authentication, is an additional security measure to protect access to university systems and services. This means that you have to provide another method of identification, after entering your username and password, before being able to access university systems and services.

Most people have experience of this kind of security, such as when you log into social media or shopping applications after a long period or if you forget your password to an online account.

Why are we introducing multi-factor authentication?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a vital tool to combat cyber-crime and greatly improves Leeds Beckett's defences against devastating cyber-attacks. It also gives you the tools to unlock and/or reset your own password should you need to.

When are we introducing multi-factor authentication?

The majority of staff have already had MFA enabled on their account and we are now enabling MFA on all student accounts. To make it easier, we recommend pre-registering as soon as possible or else you will temporarily be unable to access univeristy systems when it MFA is enabled on your account.

Ask us about multi-factor authentication - try searching our FAQ