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Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

This article provides information and guidance on the rollout of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to all users within Hull York Medical School.

What is MFA?

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) provides an additional layer of security on top of your username and password when you access university resources online. Once set up it is easy to use and can block over 99.9 percent of all account compromise attacks.

Without MFA anyone who has your password has access to all your HYMS work including; e-mail, calendar, documents and contacts as if they were you.

Why is HYMS using MFA?

The Medical School holds a large quantity of sensitive data including information related to staff, students and research data. MFA is an industry-standard technology that will help to protect this data.

Hull York Medical School has now rolled out Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for all users. So everyone in HYMS (including clinical colleagues) will need to set up MFA.

Which services/systems will be protected with MFA?

Initially, only the following services/systems will be protected with MFA, but over time this list will grow to cover all Hull York Medical School resources:

How will you know your account requires MFA?

As soon as your account is created, you will receive a prompt at your first login stating  “More information required. Your organisation needs more information to keep your account secure”.

MFA Setup Explained

The following video from Microsoft below explains the process of setting up MFA:

Setting up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

The following guide explains the process you need to follow to setup MFA for your account:
Setting up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Updated on 28/03/2024

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