How does Multifactor Authentication work?

Bryan Gibson

Last Update 4 bulan yang lalu

Due to increasing cybersecurity threats, cybersecurity insurance mandates and federal guidelines involving cybersecurity, Bradley University is moving forward in a effort to provide a higher level of security to our BUnetID account holders.


Multifactor authentication, or MFA, employs three common factors used for account authentication.

The three common factors include:


  • Something you know (such as your password or PIN)
  • Something you have (such as a smartphone or hardware token)
  • Something you are (such as a fingerprint or other biometric method)

Faculty & Staff

To enroll in MFA, bring your smartphone and campus ID card to the Service Desk in Cullom-Davis Library.  A student consultant will assist you in the process.  

Student

To enroll in MFA, bring your smartphone and campus ID card to the Service Desk in Cullom-Davis Library. A special table will be set up in the library, past the Service Desk on the south wall of the library.  An MFA consultant will be there to assist you with enrollment.

No Smartphone?

If you are a faculty member or staff, you can submit a ticket to the Service Desk to request a hardware token.  Due to challenges with supply chain and other logistics, it may take some time to acquire your token.  MFA will NOT be turned on until you have a token in your possession.


At this time, we are not currently supplying students with hardware tokens, however, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please inquire with the Service Desk if you do not have a smartphone.

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