Multi-Factor Authentication

What is multi-factor authentication?  Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a login or credential verification practice that adds an extra layer of protection on top of your user name and password. With MFA, when you sign in, you will be prompted for your user name and password, the first factor, and then another prompt for authentication communicated through your MFA device, the second factor.  The MFA device most often is a personal cell phone or email.

When will I be prompted to use it? When you sign in to some Ursinus resources from off-campus and periodically when you sign in to some resources on campus.  For example, using VPN or accessing email from certain locations.

Ursinus VPN information can be found here:


Here are the links to the instructions: