Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) at RIT

RIT is providing Multi-Factor Authentication to selected information resources. All RIT faculty, staff, and students are affected.

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What is MFA?

MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) is a way of ensuring only you are able to access your accounts. Further than just using a username and password, you provide a second “factor” to prove it really is you accessing your account. For RIT accounts, that second factor is provided by Duo. The second factor may be a text message, a push notification on your phone, or a phone call.

Many universities and colleges around the world are moving to MFA because it is more secure. Many people also use Multi-Factor Authentication with things like their social media accounts, email, and bank accounts.

Which RIT Applications use MFA?

MFA is currently required by RIT applications such as eServices, myCourses, myInfo, myLife and Peoplesoft. MFA is in the process of being rolled out to additional RIT applications.

Additional Resources

The ITS Service Desk (585-475-HELP) will be your point of contact for any problems or questions about MFA and Duo. 

For more information

Duo video explaining MFA (2FA)

ITS how-to information for MFA