University of Southern Indiana

Multifactor Authentication

What is Multi-factor Authentication? 

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an additional authentication mechanism used in addition to your
username and password in order to verify a user’s identity.  MFA should be used whenever possible because it immediately neutralizes the risks associated with compromised passwords by adding an additional layer of security to protect highly sensitive personal information.

Set Up Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor frequently asked questions

How do I enroll?

Your MFA verification device is not the computer you use to do your work, but another device that you have with you when you are working, such as your smartphone.  It is easy to get set up with MFA.  We highly recommend downloading the Okta Verify app.  Also, you can set up multiple verification devices.  In fact, we recommend that you enroll at least two verification devices so that you can still log in if you lose one.  See the set up links to get started.

Forgot your device?

If you forgot your device, you can request a MFA bypass for the day. Contact the IT Help Desk for a one day bypass. Please note when setting this up it will take one hour to take effect. 

Want to change your authentication options?

Once you have enrolled in MFA you can add or change your authentication options by accessing, selecting Settings on the dropdown by your name, and then scrolling down to Extra Verification.

What if I get a new phone?

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