Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Setup

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) provides an added layer of protection to make unauthorized access to your UM WebID more difficult. To sign-in successfully, MFA requires two things:

  1. Something you know (WebID credentials)
  2. Something you have (phone)

Beginning June 5, 2023, MFA will be required to access online applications that authenticate using WebID Single Sign-On. Blackboard, email, and VPN are a few of the applications affected by this.

If you do not currently have MFA enabled, you should register at least two (2) methods to ensure account access. UM IT Security recommends configuring the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone as the default method and phone call/text message as an alternate method.