Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Multi-Factor Authentication

Overview

Information Technology Services now offers Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) services to protect your LUC account.

Multi-Factor Authentication is a security protocol that requires you to use more than one authentication mechanism (known as “authentication factors”) to verify your identity at login.

The following authentication methods are supported to complement UVIDs and passwords:

  • Mobile Device App
  • Text to Mobile Device
  • Call to Mobile Device or Phone
  • Physical Token

Benefits

One of the biggest benefits of MFA is that it will strengthen information security at the University through the use of advanced security options to help prevent user accounts from being compromised.

In addition, compliance standards are continually changing as technology and the threat environment evolves. As IT security moves in the direction of multi-factor authentication, it is likely that more standards will ultimately require it.

Getting Started

See our Multi-Factor Authentication Quick Guide (PDF) for how to get started using MFA.

Watch our Multi-Factor Authentication Video.

Eligibility

Starting in June 2019, all Loyola Secure Access users will be able to use MFA with LSA.

Training

University Information Security Office (UISO) is offering the following MFA Information and Walk-in Sessions:

  • Stay tuned for details on additional MFA Information and Walk-in Sessions

Other Resources

See our  Multi-Factor Authentication FAQs  for the answers to frequently asked questions about MFA.