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What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

MFA adds an extra layer of protection to your SFU account.

"Multi-factor" refers to using two or more independent items to verify your identity, typically:

  • something you know (e.g., your SFU computing password) and
  • something you have (e.g., a randomly generated passcode from your mobile device).

This creates a layered defense, preventing further unauthorized access from your SFU account if your password is compromised.

MFA at SFU

A project to establish SFU's official MFA platform is underway.

SFU aims to improve its security culture by implementing and onboarding SFU community members to MFA. A project to establish SFU's official MFA platform is underway.

Interested in trying MFA?

Currently, SFU has a proof-of-concept MFA solution in place, and anyone is welcome to be an early adopter with their SFU Computing Account. Please note that the exploration and selection of the official MFA solution(s) is still underway, meaning that solution that is in place today may change. 

Have questions?

Please see our collection of Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us using the Get Help button at the top.