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.  MFA is a security protocol that requires you to use more than one authentication "factors” to verify your identity at login.

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. As threats continually change, compliance standards, technology, and best practices will ultimately require MFA.

Getting Started

The Quick Guide provides an overview of the MFA set-up steps as well.

Step 1: Add MFA to select Loyola applications (Currently Office 365 and LSA are enabled for MFA).

Step 2: Set up your authentication "factors".  If you already set-up your factors (with LSA), SKIP this step.

  • Mobile Device App or Code Verification
  • Text to Mobile Device
  • Call to Mobile Device or Phone

Step 3: Review your Multi-Factor Authentication FAQs for additional questions and answers

Eligibility

Staudents, faculty, and staff can start using MFA for Office 365 and LSA today.  LSA is for Faculty and Staff only.  Office 365 is for all.  We are currently in an "Opt-In period" for MFA-enabled Office 365, and it will be required for all students, faculty, and staff in the coming months.

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