Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) at UFV


How do systems know that it's really you who's signing in? With the adoption of more online services and remote work, it's important to keep your account safe. Password theft occurs often, and attackers are getting increasingly sophisticated and sneaky. That's why UFV has rolled out multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all students and employees.

MFA uses a second factor to verify your identity when signing in, accessing sensitive information, or resetting your password. Your sign-in is protected by two things: something you know (your email address and password), and something you have (e.g., a 6-digit code from your phone). This adds an extra layer of security to your accounts.

UFV and IT Services will never ask for your password or MFA codes. Do not enter MFA codes in text messages, emails, or web forms.

Two factor authentication

Quick Start - How to Register

To get started, open a web browser and go to Sign in with your UFV email address (make sure you're signed in to your UFV account and not a personal one)

  •     If you see the prompt Your organization needs more information, you can register by clicking Next.
  •     If you do not see this prompt, you can click +Add method to start setup.

Follow the on-screen prompts to register the method of your choice. For detailed instructions, including instructions for each method, see: How to Register for Multi Factor Authentication and Self-Service Password Reset


Update or Change your MFA Methods

To view, update, or change your MFA verification methods, navigate to and sign in with your UFV account, then click the Security Info tab. For detailed instructions, refer to the article: MFA: Verify, Update, or Reset Multi-Factor Authentication.




Additional Resources


You can find detailed instructions and other information for each available MFA method:

Additionally, the following resources are available from Microsoft:

If you need any assistance, you can contact the IT Service Desk.


Self-Service Password Reset

Registering for MFA lets you use those same methods to reset your password anytime, anywhere without having to call the IT Service Desk. To start the password reset, go to and enter your UFV email address. For more information and instructions, refer to the article Reset Your UFV Email Account Password.

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